antepast

[ an-ti-past ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌpæst /

noun Archaic.

a foretaste; appetizer.

Nearby words

  1. antenumber,
  2. antenuptial,
  3. antenuptial marriage contract,
  4. anteorbital,
  5. antepartum,
  6. antependium,
  7. antepenult,
  8. antepenultimate,
  9. anteporch,
  10. anteportico

Origin of antepast

1580–90; ante- + Latin pāstus food (orig. past participle of pāscere to feed), equivalent to pās- feed + -tus past participle suffix

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