From Middle English, alteration of yesterevening (“last night, yesterday evening”), from Old English ġiestranǣfen (“yesterday evening”), equivalent to yester- + even (“evening”).
yestereven (not comparable)
- (archaic) Yesterday evening.
- 1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe, Chapter 15,
- “Wert thou not in presence yester-even,” said De Bracy, “when we heard the Prior Aymer tell us a tale in reply to the romance which was sung by the Minstrel? […] ”