ante-

ante-

a prefix meaning “before,” used in the formation of compound words: anteroom; antebellum; antedate.

Origin:
< Latin, prefixal form of preposition and adv. ante (see ancient); akin to Greek antí, Old English and- against, toward, opposite. See answer, and, anti-

ante, ante-, anti-, auntie.
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ante-
 
prefix
before in time or position; previous to; in front of: antedate; antechamber
 
[from Latin]

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ante-
prefix meaning "before," from L. ante (prep. and adv.) "before, in front of, opposite" from PIE *anti "facing opposite, near, in front of, before" (see ante).
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ante- pref.

  1. Prior to; earlier: antenatal.

  2. In front of; before: antebrachium.

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