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  1. a chamber or room that serves as a waiting room and entrance to a larger room or an apartment; anteroom.
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Origin of antechamber

1650–60; earlier antichamber < French antichambre, as translation of Italian anticamera, equivalent to anti- (< Latin ante- ante-) + camera chamber
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  1. another name for anteroom
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Word Origin

C17: from Old French, from Italian anticamera; see ante-, chamber
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Word Origin and History for antechamber


1650s, from French antichambre (16c.), on analogy of Italian anticamera (see ante and chamber).

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