proto- etymology

English word proto- comes from Ancient Greek πρωτο-

Detailed word origin of proto-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
πρωτο- Ancient Greek (grc)
proto- English (eng) (chemistry) Relating to protons and/or positive charge.. (linguistics, genetics) most recent common ancestor (often hypothetical) of. First.

Words with the same origin as proto-

Descendants of πρωτο-
Proto-Baltic Proto-Celtic Proto-Czech Proto-Germanic Proto-Greek Proto-Indo-European Proto-Indo-Iranian Proto-Italic Proto-Kiranti Proto-Norse Proto-Oceanic Proto-Pontic Proto-Semitic Proto-Slavic Proto-Uralic dalet proto-language protoethics protoplasm prototherial prototype prototypically protozoon