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Meaning of PROTASIS

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prot"a*sis\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to stretch
before, forward; ? before + ? to stretch.]
1. A proposition; a maxim. --Johnson.

2. (Gram.) The introductory or subordinate member of a
   sentence, generally of a conditional sentence; -- opposed
   to {apodosis}. See {Apodosis}.

3. The first part of a drama, of a poem, or the like; the
   introduction; opposed to {epitasis}. --B. Jonson.

 

 

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