Protatic Pro*tat"ic, a. [Gr. protatiko`s: cf. L. protaticus, F. protatique.] Of or pertaining to the protasis of an ancient play; introductory. [1913 Webster]

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  • protatic — adjective see protasis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • protatic — See protasis. * * * …   Universalium

  • protatic — adjective Of or pertaining to protasis …   Wiktionary

  • protatic — pro·tat·ic …   English syllables

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  • protasis — noun (plural protases) Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek, premise of a syllogism, conditional clause, from proteinein to stretch out before, put forward, from pro + teinein to stretch more at thin Date: circa 1568 1. the introductory part of a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • protasis —   n. introductory and explanatory part of drama; subordinate clause in conditional sentence.    ♦ protatic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • protasis — n. (pl. protases) the clause expressing the condition in a conditional sentence. Derivatives: protatic adj. Etymology: L, f. Gk protasis proposition (as PRO (2), teino stretch) …   Useful english dictionary

  • protatically — adverb see protatic …   Useful english dictionary

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