a poetic word for before
c.1200, from Old English ær (adv., conj., & prep.) “soon, before (in time),” from Proto-Germanic *airiz, comparative of *air “early” (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German er, Dutch eer; German eher “earlier;” Old Norse ar “early;” Gothic air “early,” airis “earlier”), from PIE *ayer- “day, morning” (cf. Avestan ayar “day;” Greek eerios “at daybreak,” ariston “breakfast”). The adverb erstwhile retains the Old English superlative ærest “earliest.”
[ee-ree-der] /ˈiˌri dər/ noun, Digital Technology. 1. a portable electronic device used for reading books and other text materials that are in digital form. noun 1. a portable device that allows users to download and read texts in electronic form
[er-uh-buh s] /ˈɛr ə bəs/ noun 1. Classical Mythology. the darkness under the earth, imagined either as the abode of sinners after death or of all the dead. 2. Mount, a volcano in Antarctica, on Ross Island. 13,202 feet (4024 meters). /ˈɛrɪbəs/ noun (Greek myth) 1. the god of darkness, son of Chaos and brother […]
[ee-rek, er-ek] /ˈi rɛk, ˈɛr ɛk/ noun 1. Biblical name of . (LXX., “Orech”), length, or Moon-town, one of the cities of Nimrod’s kingdom in the plain of Shinar (Gen. 10:10); the Orchoe of the Greeks and Romans. It was probably the city of the Archevites, who were transplanted to Samaria by Asnapper (Ezra 4:9). […]
[Portuguese ih-ri-sheem] /Portuguese ɪ rɪˈʃim/ noun 1. a city in S Brazil.