English word before comes from Old English butan (Except for, but, unless Without, except.), Old English foran (Before.).
Before detailed word origin explanation
|butan || Old English (ang) ||Except for, but, unless Without, except. |
|foran || Old English (ang) ||Before. |
|beforan || Old English (ang) ||Before. |
|before || Middle English (enm) || |
|before || English (eng) ||(informal) rather or sooner than. In advance of the time when At a higher or greater position than, in a ranking.. Earlier than (in time).. In front of in space.. In front of, according to a formal system of ordering items.. In store for, in the future of (someone).. In the presence of.. Under consideration, judgment, authority of (someone). At an earlier time.. At the front end.. In advance. |
Words with the same origin as before