noun, plural pro·lep·ses [proh-lep-seez] /proʊˈlɛp siz/.
Origin of prolepsis
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noun plural -ses (-siːz)
Word Origin for prolepsis
1570s, "the taking of something anticipated as already done or existing," from Latin prolepsis, from Greek prolepsis "an anticipating," literally "a taking beforehand," from prolambanein "to take before," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + lambanein "to take" (see analemma). Related: Proleptic; proleptical; proleptically.