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proem

proem


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Proem  \Pro"em\,  n.  [L.  prooemium  Gr  ?;  ?  before  +  ?  way 
  course  or  strain  of  a  song:  cf  F.  pro[`e]me.] 
  Preface;  introduction;  preliminary  observations;  prelude. 
 
  Thus  much  may  serve  by  way  of  proem.  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Proem  \Pro"em\,  v.  t. 
  To  preface.  [Obs.]  --South.