preposition \ˈer\

Definition of ERE

:  2before 2 <ere nightfall>

Examples of ERE

  1. <an old typewriter that was a relic of that ancient time ere the invention of word processors>

Origin of ERE

Middle English er, from Old English ǣr, from ǣr, adverb, early, soon; akin to Old High German ēr earlier, Greek ēri early
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to ERE

afore [chiefly dialect], ahead of, before, fore (also 'fore) [chiefly dialect], of, previous to, prior to, to
after, following



Definition of ERE

:  3before

First Known Use of ERE

before 12th century


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