Usage Late Greek
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 11/15/2016
Derived from the Greek verb προτάσσω (protasso) meaning "to place (before), to put at the forefront" as well as "to appoint before" and "to define beforehand". Also compare the related Greek noun πρότασις (protasis) meaning "(the) putting forward, that which is put forward". You might also want to take a look at the name Protas, as there are a few sources in existence that appear to indicate that Protasios is an elaboration of this name.