Associations to the word «Proto»

Wiktionary

PROTO, adjective. Prototypical; preceding the proper beginning of something

Dictionary definition

PROTO, adjective. Indicating the first or earliest or original; "`proto' is a combining form in a word like `protolanguage' that refers to the hypothetical ancestor of another language or group of languages".

Wise words

Every once in a while, you let a word or phrase out and you want to catch it and bring it back. You can't do that. It's gone, gone forever.
Dan Quayle