ante meridiem

ante meridiem

[an-tee muh-rid-ee-uhm, -em]

Origin:
1555–65

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ante meridiem (ˈæntɪ məˈrɪdɪəm)
 
the full form of a.m.
 
[Latin, from ante- + merīdiēs midday]

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ante meridiem
1560s, from L., lit. "before noon," from ante (see ante) + acc. of meridies "midday, noon" (see meridian).
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