PRONUNCIATION: (pro-li-GOM-uh-non, -nuhn)

MEANING: noun: A critical, introductory discussion, especially an introduction to a text.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek prolegómenon, from prolegein (to say beforehand), from pro- (before) + legein (to say). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leg- (to collect, speak), which is also the source of other words such as lexicon, lesson, lecture, legible, legal, legend, select, alexia, cull, lection, ligneous, lignify, subintelligitur, and syllogistic. Earliest documented use: 1600.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian. -Paul McCartney, singer-songwriter, composer, poet, and activist (b. 18 Jun 1942)

PRO-LEGO-MELON - in favor of cantaloupe made of many small brightly-colored interlocking plastic blocks

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