pro- etymology

Latin word pro- comes from Proto-Indo-European *pró (Toward, leading to.), Proto-Germanic *feraną, Proto-Indo-European *per (Around. Through.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰowHéyeti

Detailed word origin of pro-

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*pró Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Toward, leading to.
*feraną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*per Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Around. Through.
*bʰowHéyeti Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*prō Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*per Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
*prē- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
per Latin (lat) (with accusative) during. (with accusative) through, by means of.
pro- Latin (lat) (prefixed to verbs of utterance) in place of, on behalf of. (temporally) prior, fore-. Action directed forward or in front. Advantage. Bringing into being, forth, or into the open. Downward and forward movement. Forward direction, forward movement. Prominence.

Words with the same origin as pro-

Descendants of *pró
porro pro procurator profectus prorsus
Descendants of *feraną
imperator imperium nuper par paratus parens partus per periculum pertinere portus precor prima primo primus princeps prior prope propius propter protinus
Descendants of *per
parere prius priusquam probare proximus