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) (cf. Dutch gisteren, German Gestern), 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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