fore

fore
{{11}}fore (adj.) mid-15c., "forward;" late 15c., "former, earlier;" early 16c., "at the front;" all senses apparently from FORE- (Cf. fore-) compounds, which frequently were written as two words in Middle English.
{{12}}fore (adv.) O.E. fore (prep.) "before, in front of;" (adv.) "before, previously," common Germanic (Cf. O.H.G. fora, O.Fris. fara, Ger. vor, Goth. faiura, O.N. fyrr "for"); from PIE *per- (Cf. Skt. pura "before, formerly;" Avestan paro "before;" Hittite para- "on, forth;" Gk. paros "before," para "from beside, beyond," peri "around, about, toward," pro "before;" L. pro "before, for, on behalf of, instead of," prae "before," per "through, for;" O.C.S. pra-dedu "great-grandfather;" Lith. per-). As a noun, from 1630s. The warning cry in golf is first recorded 1878, probably a contraction of before.

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