proto etymology

English word proto comes from English proto-

Detailed word origin of proto

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
proto- English (eng) (chemistry) Relating to protons and/or positive charge.. (linguistics, genetics) most recent common ancestor (often hypothetical) of. First.
proto English (eng) Prototypical; preceding the proper beginning of something.

Words with the same origin as proto

Descendants of proto-
Proto-Albanian Proto-Austric Proto-Semitic protagon protoaspidistrin protobulge protocanonical protocerebral protochlorophyllide protocorm protoculture protodeacon protofeminist protoflexus protogalaxy protogenic protometal protomodernism protooncogenic protoscience protosolar protosun prototype protowriting