Meaning of prothesis
Pronunciation: (proth'u-sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
- the addition of a sound or syllable at the beginning of a word, as in Spanish escala “ladder” from Latin scala.
- Also calledproskomide.the preparation and preliminary oblation of the Eucharistic elements.
- the table on which this is done.
- the part of the sanctuary or bema where this table stands.
- (often cap.)a representation of a dead person lying in state.