yester-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English yester-, yister-, from Old English ġeostran-, ġiestran- (previous day, prior day), from Proto-Germanic *gistr- (yesterday), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰyes- (yesterday). Cognate with Gothic 𐌲𐌹𐍃𐍄𐍂𐌰- (gistra-, tomorrow), Latin hesternus (of yesterday), Ancient Greek χθές (khthés, yesterday). More at yesterday.

Prefix[edit]

yester-

  1. (rare) Belonging to the day preceding the present; next before the present.
  2. Denoting former, earlier, or previous times.

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