Definition of proseucha in English:

proseucha

(also proseuche)

noun

historical
  • A place of prayer; an oratory; specifically a place set apart for Jewish worship, usually unroofed and of simple design.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Lodge (1558–1625), author and physician. From classical Latin proseucha Jewish meeting-place for prayer (Juvenal) and its etymon Hellenistic Greek προσευχή prayer, place of prayer, synagogue from ancient Greek προσεύχεσθαι to offer prayers from πρός toward + εὔχεσθαι to pray.

Pronunciation

proseucha

/prɒˈsjuːkə/