One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
That comes before; that heralds or foreshadows.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Wilberforce (1805–1873), bishop of Oxford and of Winchester. From classical Latin praecurs-, past participial stem of praecurrere to run in front of, to precede + -ing.
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