afore

adverb or conjunction or preposition \ ə-ˈfȯr \

Definition of afore

chiefly dialectal
: before

Origin and Etymology of afore

Middle English aforen, aforn, afore, going back to Old English onforan, from on 1on + foran "(from) in front, before," from fore "in front, 1fore" + -an, -ane "from (a place)" (going back to Germanic *-na) — more at 1aft


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