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[aft, ahft] /æft, ɑft/
adverb
1.
at, close to, or toward the stern or tail:
Stow the luggage aft.
adjective
2.
situated toward or at the stern or tail:
The aft sail was luffing.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English afte, Old English æftan from behind, equivalent to æf- opposite + -t- suffix of uncertain value + -an suffix marking motion from; cognate with Old Frisian efta, Old Saxon, Old High German aftan, Gothic aftana, Old Norse aptan, Greek opís(s)ō behind; not akin to Greek apó off
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aft

/ɑːft/
adverb, adjective
1.
(mainly nautical) towards or at the stern or rear: the aft deck, aft of the engines
Word Origin
C17: perhaps a shortened form of earlier abaft
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Word Origin and History for aftest

aft

adv.

Old English æftan "from behind, behind, farthest back," from superlative of Old English æf, af, of "away, away from, off" (see of). The Germanic superlative suffix *-ta corresponds to PIE *-to (cf. Greek protos "first," superlative of pro "before"). Now purely nautical.

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AFT

American Federation of Teachers
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