After

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German aftero (possibly a calque of Latin posteriora "posterior", compare aftar), from Proto-Germanic *after, *aftiri (more aft, further behind), from Proto-Indo-European *apotero (further behind, further away), comparative form of *apo- (off, behind). Compare English after, Dutch achter, Danish efter.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaftɐ/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈaːftɐ/ (quite common; via English after, given the word’s infrequence in speech)

Noun[edit]

After m (genitive Afters, plural After)

  1. (anatomy, formal, literary) anus
    [Feigwarzen] können sowohl am After als auch im Geschlechtsbereich sitzen. 1
    [Condylomata acuminata- warts] can be situated in the region of the anus as well as that of the sexual organs
  2. in compounds:
    anal...
    Afterschließeranal sphincter
    (dated) pseudo...
    Afterklauepseudo-claw
    (dated) sub-, second...
    Aftermietersubtenant
    (dated) spurious...
    Afterbildungmalformation
    Afterlehrefalse doctrine
  3. (obsolete) buttocks, backside

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