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preterit

adjective pret·er·it \ˈpre-tə-rət\

Definition of preterit

archaic

  1. :  bygone, former



Variants of preterit

or pret·er·ite play \ˈpre-tə-rət\

Origin of preterit

Middle English preterit, from Anglo-French, from Latin praeteritus, from past participle of praeterire to go by, pass, from praeter beyond, past, by (from comparative of prae before) + ire to go — more at for, issue


First Known Use: 14th century


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preterit

noun pret·er·it

Definition of preterit



14th Century

First Known Use of preterit

14th century

Variants of preterit

or preterite

Learn More about preterit

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "preterit"


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