Prosaic details of everyday life.
An example of prosaic is shopping for groceries or running errands.
Origin of prosaic
- Late Latin prōsaicus from Latin prōsa prose prose
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French prosaÃ¯que, from Medieval Latin prosaicus (“in prose"), from Latin prosa (“prose"), from prorsus (“straightforward, in prose"), from Old Latin provorsus (“straight ahead"), from pro- (“forward") + vorsus (“turned"), from vertÅ (“to turn"), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (“to turn, to bend").