Prefigure Definition

prefigured, prefigures, prefiguring
prefigured, prefigures, prefiguring
To suggest beforehand; be an antecedent figure or type of; foreshadow.
Webster's New World
To picture to oneself, or imagine, beforehand.
Webster's New World

Origin of Prefigure

  • Middle English prefiguren from Old French prefigurer from Late Latin praefigūrāre Latin prae- pre- Latin figūrāre to shape (from figūra shape dheigh- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English prefiguren, from Latin praefigurare, from figurare (“to shape, picture").

    From Wiktionary

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