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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English yester-, yister-, from Old English ġeostran-, ġiestran- (previous day, prior day), from Proto-Germanic *gistr- (yesterday), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰyes- (yesterday). Compare Dutch gisteren, German Gestern (yesterday), Gothic 𐌲𐌹𐍃𐍄𐍂𐌰𐌳𐌰𐌲𐌹𐍃 (gistradagis, tomorrow), Latin hesternus (of yesterday), Ancient Greek χθές (khthés, yesterday), Sanskrit ह्यस् (hyas, yesterday). More at yesterday.

PrefixEdit

yester-

  1. (rare) Belonging to the day preceding the present; next before the present.
  2. Of former, earlier, or previous times.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English ġeostran-, from Proto-Germanic *gistr-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɛstər/, /ˈjistər/, /ˈjustər/

PrefixEdit

yester-

  1. Of the preceding day
  2. Of previous times; formerly

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