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Jul 18, 2014
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Words that appear to be misspellings

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proem

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proem

PRONUNCIATION:
(PRO-uhm, -em)

MEANING:
noun: An introduction, preface, or preamble.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French proeme, from Latin prooemium, from Greek prooimion, from pro- (before) + oime (song). Earliest documented use: 1410.

USAGE:
"However, if one carries on reading beyond the proem and carefully examines the main body ..."
Eleni Kechagia; Plutarch Against Colotes; Oxford University Press; 2011.

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