Word of the day

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prologue (noun) – 1. An introduction or preface, especially a poem recited to introduce a play.
2. An introduction or introductory chapter, as to a novel.
3. An introductory act, event, or period.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Early 14th century, from Old French prologue (12th century) and directly from Latin prologus, from Greek prologos “preface to a play, speaker of a prologue,” literally “a speech beforehand,” from pro “before” + logos “discourse, speech,” from legein “to speak,” from PIE root *leg- “to collect, gather,” with derivatives meaning “to speak (to ‘pick out words’).”

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