[proh-pa-rok-si-tohn]Classical Greek Grammar
  1. a proparoxytone word.

Origin of proparoxytone

From the Greek word proparoxýtonos, dating back to 1755–65. See pro-2, paroxytone
Related formspro·par·ox·y·ton·ic [proh-pa-rok-si-ton-ik] /ˌproʊ pæˌrɒk sɪˈtɒn ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for proparoxytone


  1. (in Ancient Greek) of, relating to, or denoting words having an acute accent on the third syllable from the end
  1. a proparoxytone word
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Word Origin for proparoxytone

C18: from Greek proparoxutonos; see pro- ², paroxytone
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