pronoun etymology

English word pronoun comes from English noun, English pro-

Detailed word origin of pronoun

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
noun English (eng) (grammar, narrow sense) A word that can be used to refer to a person, animal, place, thing, phenomenon, substance, quality, or idea; one of the basic parts of speech in many languages, including English.. (grammar, now rare, broad sense) Either a word that can be used to refer to a person, animal, place, thing, phenomenon, substance, quality or idea, or a word that modifies or describes a [...]
pro- English (eng) Agreeing with; supporting; favouring. Substituting for Earlier; prior. In front of. Rudimentary.
pronoun English (eng) (grammar) A type of noun that refers anaphorically to another noun or noun phrase, but which cannot ordinarily be preceded by a determiner and rarely takes an attributive adjective. English examples include I, you, him, who, me, my, each other.

Words with the same origin as pronoun

Descendants of noun
adnominal
Descendants of pro-
prostate prostitute