ær-

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English from ǣr "ere, before"

Prefix[edit]

ǣr-

  1. before, early, former, past, pre-
    ǣrdæġ "dawn, morning, early in the day"
    ǣrbeþōht "premeditated"
    ǣrdǣd "past conduct; former deed"
  2. ancient, coming before, preceding
    ǣrġestrēon "ancient treasure"
    ǣrweoruld "ancient world, former world"
  3. premature, coming too early or too soon
    ǣrdēaþ "premature death"
  4. very, exceeding; prime
    ǣrgōd "very good, of prime quality, first-rate"