Gender Masculine
Scripts Πρωτεύς(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. PRAW-TEWS(Classical Greek) PRO-tee-əs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek πρῶτος (protos) meaning "first". In Greek mythology this was the name of a prophetic god of the sea. Shakespeare later utilized it for a character in his play The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1594).


Entry updated June 9, 2023