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antepast

[an-ti-past] /ˈæn tɪˌpæst/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a foretaste; appetizer.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; ante- + Latin pāstus food (orig. past participle of pāscere to feed), equivalent to pās- feed + -tus past participle suffix
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