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

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ante (before).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ante (plural antes)

  1. A price or cost, as in up the ante.
    • 1936, Herbert Adams, chapter 2, in A Word of Six Letters[1]:
      “… There was a man who always painted marble seats and another who did nothing but sheep. So a fellow I knew determined only to paint backs. Men's backs, women's backs, girls' backs and boys backs. … his best known bacchante was described by a critic as all back and no ante, but his backs became famous. …”
  2. (poker) In poker and other games, the contribution made by all players to the pot before dealing the cards.

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VerbEdit

ante (third-person singular simple present antes, present participle anteing, simple past and past participle anted or anteed)

  1. To pay the ante in poker. Often used as ante up.
  2. To make an investment in money, effort, or time before knowing one's chances.

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AsturianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ante.

PrepositionEdit

ante

  1. before, in front of

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

ante f (plural antes)

  1. anta

GalicianEdit

PrepositionEdit

ante

  1. before, in front of

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NounEdit

ante m (plural antes)

  1. elk (US), moose (UK) (Alces alces)

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IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish ante, Italian ante and to some extent English anterior, all ultimately from Latin ante. (Compare Esperanto antaŭ (before (time and space)).)

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

ante

  1. before (of time)
    Ante parolar on devas pensar.
    Before talking one should think.

Derived termsEdit

  • antea (former, preceding, previous)
  • antee (previously, before, heretofore)
  • ante- (ante-)

AntonymsEdit

  • pos (after)

ParonymsEdit

  • avan (before (in space))

InterlinguaEdit

PrepositionEdit

ante

  1. ago

Usage notesEdit


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈan.te/, [ˈän̪t̪e̞]
  • Stress: ànte
  • Hyphenation: an‧te

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin ante, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂énti (opposite, in front of).

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AdverbEdit

ante (obsolete)

  1. afore, ere; before, earlier
    • 1374, Francesco Petrarca, “Anima, che diverse cose tante”, Il Canzoniere, Andrea Bettini (1858), p.220:
      Per quanto non vorreste o poscia od ante ¶ esser giunti al cammin che sì mal tiensi, ¶ per non trovarvi i duo bei lumi accensi, ¶ nè l'orme impresse dell'amate piante?
      How much later, or earlier, do you wish ¶ you had taken the road, that's so hard to follow, ¶ so as not to have met those two bright eyes ¶ or the steps of those beloved feet?
  2. rather than, instead (of)
    • c. 1362, Buccio di Ranallo, Cronaca aquilana rimata, Forzani (1907), p. 171, “Anima, che diverse cose tante”:
      Lo duca de Duraczo respuse «Ad me despiace; ¶ collo re non vollio briga, ante vi vollio pace [...]»
      The Duke of Durazzo replied «I disagree; ¶ I wish not for trouble, but rather peace, with the king [...]»
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Etymology 2Edit

Form of anta.

NounEdit

ante f

  1. plural of anta

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂énti, locative singular of the root noun *h₂ent- (front, front side). Cognates include Ancient Greek ἀντί (antí, opposite, facing), Sanskrit अन्ति (ánti), Old Armenian ընդ (ənd), Tocharian B ānte, and English and.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

ante (+ accusative)

  1. (of space) before, in front, forwards
  2. (of time) before

AdverbEdit

ante (not comparable)

  1. (of space) before, in front, forwards
  2. (of time) before, previously
    ante diem V
    4th day before ("fifth" counting inclusively)

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AntonymsEdit

  • (before, in front of): post

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ReferencesEdit

  • ante in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ante in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “ante”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • ante” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to foresee the far distant future: futura or casus futuros (multo ante) prospicere
    • twenty years ago: abhinc (ante) viginti annos or viginti his annis
    • before daybreak: ante lucem
    • something presents itself to my vision: ante oculos aliquid versatur
    • to picture a thing to oneself; to imagine: oculis, ante oculos (animo) proponere aliquid
    • picture to yourselves the circumstances: ante oculos vestros (not vobis) res gestas proponite
    • to fail to see what lies before one: quod ante pedes est or positum est, non videre
    • Homer lived many years before the foundation of Rome: Homerus fuit multis annis ante Romam conditam
    • to live up to one's reputation: famam ante collectam tueri, conservare
    • to bring a thing vividly before the eyes: ante oculos ponere aliquid
    • amnesty (ἀμνηρτία): ante actarum (praeteritarum) rerum oblivio or simply oblivio
    • to be elected at the age required by law (lex Villia annalis): suo (legitimo) anno creari (opp. ante annum)
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 45

Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

ante f (plural antes)

  1. auntie; aunt

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Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

ante f

  1. nominative singular of antain

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

ante

  1. before (in front of in space)
  2. in front of (at or near the front part of)
  3. in front of (in the presence of someone)

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AdverbEdit

ante (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete form of antes.

SpanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin ante.

PrepositionEdit

ante

  1. in front of, before
    Tengo que aparecer ante el juez.
    I have to appear before the judge.

Etymology 2Edit

From dante

NounEdit

ante m (plural antes)

  1. suede
  2. elk
  3. (Mexico) tapir (large odd-toed ungulate with a long prehensile upper lip of the family Tapiridae.)

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SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

ante

  1. (colloquial, dialectal) past tense of ana

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