antes

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See also: Antes and -antes

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

antes

  1. plural of ante

Verb[edit]

antes

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ante

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

antes f

  1. plural of ante

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese antes, from Latin ante (before) + ex (out of), the former from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énti and the latter from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵʰs (out).

Adverb[edit]

antes

  1. before, prior to

Antonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

antes

  1. plural of ante

Ladino[edit]

Adverb[edit]

antes (Latin spelling)

  1. before

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Pokorny[1] suggests a derivation from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ent- (front, front side), like the cognate Latin ante (before; in front).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

antēs m pl (genitive antium); third declension

  1. rows of vines, of plants or of soldiers

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem), plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative antēs
Genitive antium
Dative antibus
Accusative antēs
antīs
Ablative antibus
Vocative antēs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pokorny, Julius (1959) , “anti”, in Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, pages 48-49

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish antes and Portuguese antes and Kabuverdianu antis.

Adverb[edit]

antes

  1. earlier
  2. before (at an earlier time)
  3. formerly

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese antes, from Latin ante (before) + ex (out of), the former from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énti and the latter from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵʰs (out).

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Adverb[edit]

antes (not comparable)

  1. before (at an earlier time)
  2. in the past; previously
  3. preferably
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

antes m pl (plural only)

  1. (historical) Antes (Slavic tribe from the lower Danube in the early Middle Ages)

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈantes/, [ˈãn̪t̪es]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Spanish antes, from Latin ante (before) + ex (out of), the former from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énti and the latter from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵʰs (out).

Adverb[edit]

antes

  1. earlier, before, sooner, previously, formerly, beforehand (at an earlier time)
    Antonym: después
    Nos conocimos antes, ¿te acuerdas?We met before, remember?
    poco antesshortly before
    La embajadora llegó antes de lo esperado.The ambassador arrived sooner than expected
  2. soon (in certain phrases)
    Quería que lo supieras cuanto antes.I wanted to let you know as soon as possible.
    Ven a mi casa lo antes posible.Come over to my place as soon as possible.
  3. ahead (temporally), ahead of (when followed by de)
    Bueno, si solo hubieras llamado antes como te dije, ni siquiera estaríamos en esta situación.
    Well, if you had just called ahead like I told you to, we wouldn't even be in this situation.
  4. once, formerly (in the past)
    Antes todos tenían buscapersonas.Everyone used to have pagers.
  5. first (before a condition is fulfilled)
  6. rather, sooner (used to specify a preference)
    Antes morir que perder.I'd rather die than lose.

Preposition[edit]

antes de

  1. before (earlier than) (triggers the subjunctive in subordinate clauses)
    Antonym: después
    antes de 1910before 1910
    antes de que pudiera responderbefore I could reply
    Antes de ver el documental, no sabíamos nada del tema.
    Before watching the documentary, we didn't know anything about the issue.

Derived terms[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Zoogocho Zapotec: antzle

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

antes

  1. plural of ante

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