- an introductory discourse; introduction; preface; preamble.
Origin of proem
Related Words for proemialpreparatory, inaugural, anterior, basic, beginning, early, elementary, incipient, initial, opening, original, prefatory, primary, prior, provisional, rudimentary, initiatory, inductive, precursory, prelusive
- an introduction or preface, such as to a work of literature
Word Origin for proem
late 14c., proheme "brief introduction, prelude," from Old French proheme (14c., Modern French proème), from Latin prooemium, from Greek prooimion "prelude" to anything, especially music and poetry, from pro- "before" (see pro-) + oimos "way" or oime "song."