adjective prid·i·an \ˈpridēən\

Definition of pridian

  1. :  of or relating to a previous day or to yesterday; also :  former a pridian monarchy — Hugh McCrae

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Origin and Etymology of pridian

Latin pridianus, from pridie on the day before (from pri- before—as in Latin prior—+ dies day) + -anus -an — more at prior, deity

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