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pro- + noun, modeled on Middle French pronom < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] pronomen, itself a calque of Ancient Greek ἀντωνυμία (antōnumia).
- (grammar) A type of noun that refers anaphorically to another noun or noun phrase, but which cannot ordinarily be preceded by a determiner and rarely takes an attributive adjective. English examples include I, you, him, who, my, each other.
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