Dictionary.com

protasis

[ prot-uh-sis ]
/ ˈprɒt ə sɪs /
Save This Word!

noun, plural prot·a·ses [prot-uh-seez]. /ˈprɒt əˌsiz/.

Grammar. the clause expressing the condition in a conditional sentence, in English usually beginning with if.Compare apodosis.
the first part of an ancient drama, in which the characters are introduced and the subject is proposed.Compare catastasis, catastrophe (def. 4), epitasis.
(in Aristotelian logic) a proposition, especially one used as a premise in a syllogism.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS

They're everywhere you turn, but can you identify the 10 types of nouns easily? This quiz will test your mettle against singular, plural, concrete, abstract, common, proper, collective, compound, countable, and uncountable nouns!
Question 1 of 7
Shoelaces, rainbow, toothpaste, and haircuts are all what type of noun?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of protasis

First recorded in 1610–20; from Late Latin: “introduction in a drama,” from Greek prótasis “proposition,” literally, “a stretching forward,” equivalent to pro-pro-2 + tásis a stretching (ta-, verbid stem of teínein “to stretch” + -sis-sis)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for protasis

British Dictionary definitions for protasis

protasis
/ (ˈprɒtəsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

logic grammar the antecedent of a conditional statement, such as it rains in if it rains the game will be cancelledCompare apodosis
(in classical drama) the introductory part of a play

Derived forms of protasis

protatic (prɒˈtætɪk), adjective

Word Origin for protasis

C17: via Latin from Greek: a proposal, from pro- before + teinein to extend
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now