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Etymology edit

From preter +‎ irar or preter- +‎ irar.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

preterirar (present preteriras, past preteriris, future preteriros, conditional preterirus, imperative preterirez)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to pass (by), go beyond
    Departinte ante ni, la amiki arivis pos ni; nam ni rajuntis li e preteriris li.
    Having departed before us, our friends arrived after us; for we overtook them and passed them by.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) to overreach

Usage notes edit

Preterirar is used when the subject goes past an object that stands still, but devancar indicates that the object moves as well, and moves in the same direction as the subject.

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