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ere

[ air ]
/ ɛər /
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preposition, conjunction

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Origin of ere

before 900; Middle English; Old English ǣr, ēr (cognate with German ehr), comparative of ār soon, early; cognate with Gothic air.See erst, early
air, e'er, ere , err, heir
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British Dictionary definitions for ere

ere
/ (ɛə) /

conjunction, preposition

a poetic word for before
Old English ǣr; related to Old Norse ār early, Gothic airis earlier, Old High German ēr earlier, Greek eri early
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