ante meridiem

[an-tee muh-rid-ee-uh m, -em]

adjective


Nearby words

  1. antarthritic,
  2. antasthmatic,
  3. antatrophic,
  4. antbird,
  5. ante,
  6. ante up,
  7. ante-,
  8. ante-christum,
  9. ante-mortem,
  10. ante-nicene

Origin of ante meridiem

First recorded in 1555–65

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British Dictionary definitions for ante meridiem

ante meridiem

the full form of a.m.

Word Origin for ante meridiem

Latin, from ante- + merīdiēs midday

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Word Origin and History for ante meridiem

ante meridiem

1560s, Latin, literally "before noon," from ante (see ante) + accusative of meridies "midday, noon" (see meridian).

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