Origin of Prosaic
From French prosaïque, 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 vertō (“to turn"), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (“to turn, to bend").
Late Latin prōsaicus from Latin prōsa prose prose
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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