Lewis & Short

ăbante [ab-ante, like Incircum, insuper, etc.; cf. also the Heb. [??] and the Engl. from before].

  1. I. Prep. with abl., from before: abante oculis parcntis rapuerunt nymphae, away before the eyes of the father, Inscr. Grut. 717, 11.
  2. II. Adv., before: ne (quis) abante aliam (arcam) ponat, Inscr. Orell. 4396.