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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:preposition, conjunction: Before (earlier in time).
ETYMOLOGY:From Old English aer (earlier). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ayer- (day, morning) that is also the source of early and erst (as in erstwhile).
USAGE:"I travel back in deepest thought
To realms ere Time began."
A.O. Wilkinson; Soon There Will Be Elephants!; Nottingham Evening Post (UK); Dec 30, 2006.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Life is a jest, and all things show it, / I thought so once, and now I know it. -John Gay, poet and dramatist (1685-1732)