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ante meridiem

[an-tee muh-rid-ee-uh m, -em] /ˈæn ti məˈrɪd i əm, -ˌɛm/
1.
a.m.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65
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British Dictionary definitions for ante meridiem

ante meridiem

/ˈæntɪ məˈrɪdɪəm/
uknown
1.
the full form of a.m.
Word Origin
Latin, from ante- + merīdiēs midday
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Word Origin and History for ante meridiem

1560s, Latin, literally "before noon," from ante (see ante) + accusative of meridies "midday, noon" (see meridian).

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