antepast

[ an-ti-past ]
/ ˈæn tɪˌpæst /

noun Archaic.

a foretaste; appetizer.

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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