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preter-

1.
a prefix, meaning “beyond,” “more than,” “by,” “past,” occurring originally in loanwords from Latin (preterit), and used in the formation of compound words (preterlegal).
Origin
< Latin praeter-, prefixal use of praeter (adv. and preposition); akin to pre-
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British Dictionary definitions for preter-

preter-

prefix
1.
beyond, more than, or exceeding: preternatural
Word Origin
from Latin praeter-, from praeter
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Word Origin and History for preter-

also praeter-, word-forming element meaning "beyond," from Latin praeter (adverb and preposition) "beyond, before, above, more than," properly comparative of prae "before" (see pre-).

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