protocanonical etymology

English word protocanonical comes from English canonical, English proto-

Detailed word origin of protocanonical

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
canonical English (eng) (Roman Catholicism) The formal robes of a priest (mathematics) Distinguished among entities of its kind, so that it can be picked out in a way that does not depend on any arbitrary choices.. (mathematics, computing) In canonical form.. (music) In the form of a canon.. (religion) In conformity with canon law.. (religion) Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter. According to recognised [...]
proto- English (eng) (chemistry) Relating to protons and/or positive charge.. (linguistics, genetics) most recent common ancestor (often hypothetical) of. First.
protocanonical English (eng) Describing the first (authorized) canon of books of scripture.

Words with the same origin as protocanonical

Descendants of proto-
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