Definition of prooemiac in English:

prooemiac

adjective

rare
  • Proemial. Chiefly in "prooemiac psalm"noun Psalm 104 (Septuagint 103), used at the beginning of the Eastern Orthodox service of vespers.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Mason Neale (1818–1866), Church of England clergyman and author. From Hellenistic Greek προοιμιακός of or for a preface, in Byzantine Greek also introductory, of hymns used in preparation for liturgy from ancient Greek προοίμιον + -ακός.

Pronunciation

prooemiac

/prəʊˈiːmɪak/