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Originally posted by daaskapital
Where do you come up with this stuff?
...The stake that each poker player must put into the pool before receiving a hand or before receiving new cards.
— prefix: before in time or position; previous to; in front of: antedate ; antechamber
a prefix meaning “against,” “opposite of,” “antiparticle of,” used in the formation of compound words ( anticline ); used freely in combination with elements of any origin ( antibody; antifreeze; antiknock; antilepton ).
(ante = next to the anointed one)