Proemial

Definitions of "Proemial"

Having the character of a proem; introductory; prefatory; preliminary.

In paleontology, pertaining to the vanguard of a migrating fossil fauna which gradually invades a new province, but is replaced after its first appearance by the previous tenant.

Introductory; prefatory; preliminary. adjective

Of or pertaining to a proem or proemium. adjective

The word "Proemial" in example sentences

The epick writers have found the proemial part of the poem such an addition to their undertaking, that they have almost unanimously adopted the first lines of Homer, and the reader needs only be informed of the subject, to know in what manner the poem will begin. The Rambler, sections 1-54 (1750); from The Works of Samuel Johnson, in Sixteen Volumes, Volume I

It is established at present, that the proemial lines of a poem, in which the general subject is proposed, must be void of glitter and embellishment. The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 03 The Rambler, Volume II

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