Saturday, August 20, 2011

Before, in my words

anbor : before

The Illunse word for before is anbor. Anbor is a rare last name. Anbor is small island in the Marshall Islands.

This word is a mixture of the Old English word for before beforan (before; in front of, in the presence of; prior to, sooner than) and the Latin word for before ante (in front/presence of, in view; before in space/time/degree; over against, facing).

Another Old English word that can mean the preposition before is tóforan ((time and place) before; (superiority) above, over, beyond).

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