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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Definitions for preprandial

  1. before a meal, especially before dinner; anteprandial: a preprandial apéritif.

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Citations for preprandial
I am now reaching the end of my usual preprandial walk. Vladimir Nabokov, Look at the Harlequins!, 1974
Gauss laid aside his pipe, pulled his velvet cap over the back of his head, returned the Russian dictionary and the little volume of Pushkin to the shelf, and prepared to go for his preprandial walk. Daniel Kehlmann, Measuring the World, translated by Carol Brown Janeway, 2006
Origin of preprandial
1815-1825
Preprandial came to English in the early 1800s from the Latin prandium meaning "luncheon, meal."
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