/af"teuhr weuhrd, ahf"-/, adv.
at a later or subsequent time; subsequently.
Also, afterwards.
[bef. 1000; ME; OE aefterweard, alter. (with -r- of aefter AFTER) of aefteweard, equiv. to aefte-, aeftan AFT + -weard -WARD]

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