Before is “pre”, after is “post”, what is during?

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There’s a word for it that starts with a P but I can’t remember what it is.

12 Answers

  • You may be thinking of “per” which can have the meaning of “during” in Latin. However its other meaning “through” is what we usually find in English words, or “thoroughly”.

    You could argue that it has both meanings in a word like pernoctation ~ a vigil. i.e watching through or during the night.

    Source(s): Chambers Dictionary
  • I’m not sure that there is a good prefix in the English language for “during,” but the best I can come up with is “intra-“. That said, I hate to do this, but I’m going to respectfully disagree with the answers so far.

    “Mid-” seems right, but it doesn’t exactly fit and, in any event, it is a combining form, which may be considered a cousin to a prefix, but it has a couple of significant differences.

    “During,” “now,” “throughout,” “present” and “presently” clearly do not apply because they are not prefixes, and, with “presently” there is an additional problem: It means “in the near future,” not, as it is commonly misused, “currently.” Finally, “con-” is a prefix that means something other than “during.”

    By the way, another good prefix that is synonymous with “pre-” is “ante-“.

  • Presently

  • Pre before, post after, per during

  • “Pre, “Peri”, “Post”. Commonly used in medical procedure. Things to do before, during and after a surgery.

  • During is not “pre” not “post”.

    Simply, Now. 😀

  • The prefixes ‘con-‘, and ‘mid-‘ can be used for during.

  • amidst

  • during.

  • present?

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