See also: ante, Ante, Ánte, ante-, -ante, an té, and anté-

Tocharian BEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tocharian *ā́ntë, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ént-o- (in front), from *h₂ent- (front, front side). Cognates include Latin ante, Ancient Greek ἀντί (antí, opposite, facing), Sanskrit अन्ति (ánti), Old Armenian ընդ (ənd), and Old English ende (English end). Compare Tocharian A ānt.



  1. in front of

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Tocharian *ā́ntë, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ent-os (forehead, front, face, surface), from the same root as the above.


ānte ?

  1. surface
  2. forehead
  3. vanguard of an army

Further readingEdit

  • Adams, Douglas Q., “ānte”, in A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Revised and Greatly Enlarged (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 10), Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2013, →ISBN, page 46