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- Before, in front of.
Middle English, from Old English fōr(e)-, from Proto-Germanic *fura-, *furai- (“before, in front of, for”), from Proto-Indo-European *per-, *pr- (“before, formerly; through, throughout”). Akin to Old Saxon and Old High German fora-, Gothic 𐍆𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌰- (faura-) (see 𐍆𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌰 (faura)). (Wiktionary)