MEANING: noun:
1. Rotation of the forearm so that the palm faces downward or backward.
2. Rotation of the foot such that the weight is borne on its inner edge.
3. The resulting position when the arm or foot is rotated in such a manner.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin pronare (to turn or lean forward). Earliest documented use: 1657. A counterpart is supination in which the palm is facing upward or the weight is borne on the outer edge of the foot.

PRONOTION - a favorable idea

PROATION - conversion of a boat so it can be sailed with either end as the front

IRONATION - introducing into literature or speech a meaning other than (often the opposite of) the literal meaning, for humorous or dramatic effect