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EtymologyEdit

Shortening.

NounEdit

pred (countable and uncountable, plural preds)

  1. (countable, informal, among vorarephiles) Abbreviation of predator.
    • 1999, "Kevin Alexander Cosmic", Vikki and the Rat (on newsgroup alt.fan.vore)
      Well, I've found it useful to befriend other preds, rather than rebel against them.
    • 2001, "Xip", FUR:Shasta! (on newsgroup fur.artwork.erotica)
      Non-consentual[sic] is the easy one, eating somebody whether they like it or not, killing them is not necessarily a requirement, and in fact their squirming on the way down may be pleasure to the pred.
  2. (countable, informal) Abbreviation of predicate.
  3. (informal) Abbreviation of predefinition.
  4. (uncountable, medicine) Abbreviation of prednisone.
  5. (uncountable, medicine) Abbreviation of prednisolone.

AdjectiveEdit

pred (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Abbreviation of predefined.

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *perdъ.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

prȅd (Cyrillic spelling пре̏д)

  1. (accusative) before, just before, shortly before (of occurrence, answering the question kȁd)
    pred ratjust before the war
  2. (instrumental) before, in front of, before (without change of position, answering the question gdjȅ/gdȅ)
    S(j)edim pred kȕćōm.I'm sitting in front of the house.
  3. (clipping of ispred, accusative) in front of, to the front of, before (with change of position, answering the question kùda)
    s(j)edni preda mesit in front of me
  4. (figurative, instrumental) in face of, before, facing
  5. (regional) ago
    Synonyms: prije, pre
    To se dogodilo pred 150 godina.That happened 150 years ago.

Usage notesEdit

The alternative form prȅda occurs before the enclitic of some personal pronouns to ease the pronunciation:

(me): preda me / preda mnom
(you): preda te / pred tobom
(him): pred nj / pred njim

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AntonymsEdit

  • (in front of): iza

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *perdъ.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

pred

  1. (with accusative) before, in front of (motion to)
  2. (with instrumental) before, in front of (stationary)
  3. (with instrumental) before, previous to (in time)