yester

[yes-ter]
adjective Archaic.
of or pertaining to yesterday.
Also, yestern.


Origin:
1570–80; back formation from yesterday, etc.

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yester-

a combining form, now unproductive, occurring in words that denote an extent of time one period prior to the present period, the nature of the period being specified by the second element of the compound: yesterweek.

Origin:
Middle English; Old English geostran, giestron; cognate with Dutch gisteren, German gestern; akin to Latin hesternus of yesterday

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yester (ˈjɛstə)
 
adj
archaic Also: yestern of or relating to yesterday: yester sun
 
[Old English geostror; related to Old High German gestaron, Gothic gistra, Old Norse ī gǣr]

yester-
 
prefix
1.  indicating the day before today: yesterday
2.  indicating a period of time before the present one: yesteryear
 
[Old English geostran; compare German gestern, Latin hesternus of yesterday]

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The college experiences of yester-year seem to be worlds apart from the college experiences of today.
The markets were fairly booming yester-day, and the fanners were correspondingly happy.
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