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antechamber

[an-tee-cheym-ber] /ˈæn tiˌtʃeɪm bər/
noun
1.
a chamber or room that serves as a waiting room and entrance to a larger room or an apartment; anteroom.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; earlier antichamber < French antichambre, as translation of Italian anticamera, equivalent to anti- (< Latin ante- ante-) + camera chamber
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British Dictionary definitions for ante-chamber

antechamber

/ˈæntɪˌtʃeɪmbə/
noun
1.
another name for anteroom
Word Origin
C17: from Old French, from Italian anticamera; see ante-, chamber
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Word Origin and History for ante-chamber

antechamber

n.

1650s, from French antichambre (16c.), on analogy of Italian anticamera (see ante and chamber).

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