ante-

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See also: -ante, ante, Ante, and Ánte

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ante (preposition and prefix); akin to Greek ἀντί (antí), Sanskrit अन्ति (anti), Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌳- (and-), 𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌰- (anda-) (only in compounds), Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌳- (and-), 𐍉𐌽𐌳- (ōnd-), (only in compounds): compare answer, along, German ant-, ent- (in compounds).

Prefix[edit]

ante-

  1. (non-productive) Prior to in time.
    antebellum
  2. (non-productive) In front of in space.
    antechamber

Usage notes[edit]

Ante- should not to be confused with anti-.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (prior to in time): pre-
  • (in front of in space): fore-

Antonyms[edit]

  • (prior to in time): post-
  • (in front of in space): post-

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Italian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ante-

  1. ante- (all senses)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ante-.

Prefix[edit]

ante-

  1. before (in time and space)
    ayer (yesterday) → anteayer (day before yesterday)

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