Definition & Examples of Prothesis
Prothesis (also known as Prosthesis), is a kind of metaplasmOpens in new window which consists in the addition of a letter or syllableOpens in new window to the beginning of a word.
Addition of an initial letter:
- Adown we tumbled.
To say “gnatus” for “natus” — Terence
Addition of an initial syllable:
- By going to Achilles.
That were to enlard his fat-already pride.
— Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida 2.3.194-195