How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"ante" ("before") spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "before" or "preceding" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|The Arizona Territorial Normal School - the antecedent of Arizona State University - opened in 1885.|
|In the southern end of the antechamber there lay a pile of dismantled chariots of the king.|