ante

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See also: -ante, ante-, Ante, and Ánte

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ante (before)

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Noun[edit]

ante (plural antes)

  1. A price or cost, as in up the ante.
    • 1936, Herbert Adams, chapter 2, A Word of Six Letters[1]:
      “… There was a man who always painted marble seats and another who did nothing but sheep. So a fellow I knew determined only to paint backs. Men's backs, women's backs, girls' backs and boys backs. … his best known bacchante was described by a critic as all back and no ante, but his backs became famous. …”
  2. (poker) In poker and other games, the contribution made by all players to the pot before dealing the cards.

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Verb[edit]

ante (third-person singular simple present antes, present participle anteing, simple past and past participle anted or anteed)

  1. To pay the ante in poker. Often used ante up.
  2. To make an investment in money, effort, or time before knowing one's chances.

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Asturian[edit]

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ante

  1. before, in front of

Galician[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ante

  1. before, in front of

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Noun[edit]

ante m (plural antes)

  1. moose

Ido[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ante

  1. before
    Ante parolar on devas pensar. — Before talking one should think.

Interlingua[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ante

  1. ago

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ante f

  1. plural form of anta

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂énti, locative singular of the root noun *h₂ent- (front, front side). Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀντί (antí, opposite, facing), Sanskrit अन्ति (anti), Old Armenian ընդ (ənd), Tocharian B ānte, and English and.

Preposition[edit]

ante

  1. (with accusative) before; in front of

Antonyms[edit]

  • (before, in front of): post

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References[edit]

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 45

Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

ante f (plural antes)

  1. auntie; aunt

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin amita.

Noun[edit]

ante f (oblique plural antes, nominative singular ante, nominative plural antes)

  1. aunt (sister of one's parents)
    • circa 1250, Marie de France, Fraisne
      Se vostre ante s'aparceveit
      mult durement li pesereit
      If your aunt found out about it
      it would weigh very heavily on her

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Portuguese[edit]

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ante

  1. before (in front of in space)
  2. in front of (at or near the front part of)
  3. in front of (in the presence of someone)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin ante.

Preposition[edit]

ante

  1. in front of, before
    Tengo que aparecer ante el juez.
    I have to appear before the judge.

Etymology 2[edit]

From dante.

Noun[edit]

ante m (plural antes)

  1. suede

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

ante

  1. (colloquial) past tense of ana

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