noun, plural pro·le·gom·e·na [proh-li-gom-uh-nuh] /ˌproʊ lɪˈgɒm ə nə/.
Origin of prolegomenon
Examples from the Web for prolegomena
These were the laws he had laid down in the Prolegomena to Æsthetics, which Rickman, in the insolence of his genius, had defied.
The author of the Prolegomena to Æsthetics recoiled from "too much temperament."
Kant, in his Prolegomena zu jeder knftigen Metaphysik, also refers to this fact, but for a different purpose.Popular scientific lectures|Ernst Mach
The account in the Prolegomena, however, differs from that of the Doctrine of Method in one important respect.Kant's Theory of Knowledge|Harold Arthur Prichard
This is in line with the passages from the Prolegomena commented upon above.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
noun plural -na (-nə)
Word Origin for prolegomenon
1650s, "learned preamble to a book," from Greek prolegomenon, noun use of neuter passive present participle of prolegein "to say beforehand," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + legein "to speak" (see lecture (n.)) + suffix -menos (as in alumnus). The same sense is in preface (n.). Related: Prolegomenary; prolegomenous.