Word Origin for preterite
Words nearby preterite
How to use preterite in a sentence
Fortunately, they are drawn from a pathetic preterite far beneath the contempt of our cultural elite.
The preterite of the German dialect is formed by adding ium to the imperative, which is always the root of the verb.Carmen|Prosper Merimee
As the usual preterite was heryed (hr-y-ed-e being too cumbrous and almost unpronounceable), there is no error.
Preterite, pret′ėr-it, adj. gone by: past: noting the past tense.
The addition of the sound of t helps to form the Irn preterite.Opuscula|Robert Gordon Latham
In many Bantu dialects the root pa (which means to give) becomes pele in the preterite (no doubt from an original pa-ile).