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Etymology 1[edit]

For *provorsus, from prō + versus, vorsus (turned).

Alternative forms[edit]


prorsus (feminine prorsa, neuter prorsum); first/second declension

  1. straightforward, right onwards, straight, direct
  2. (transf. of style) straightforward, prosaic

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative prorsus prorsa prorsum prorsī prorsae prorsa
genitive prorsī prorsae prorsī prorsōrum prorsārum prorsōrum
dative prorsō prorsō prorsīs
accusative prorsum prorsam prorsum prorsōs prorsās prorsa
ablative prorsō prorsā prorsō prorsīs
vocative prorse prorsa prorsum prorsī prorsae prorsa
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

For *provorsus, from prō + versus, vorsus (towards).

Alternative forms[edit]


prorsus (not comparable)

  1. forwards
  2. straight forward; directly
  3. certainly, truly, precisely, utterly, absolutely


  • prorsus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • prorsus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “prorsus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • prorsus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • not to understand a single word: verbum prorsus nullum intellegere
    • that is exactly what I think: ita prorsus existimo