erste (not comparable)
- inflected form of erster
Borrowing from German erst.
- IPA(key): /ˈer.ste/, /ˈɛɾ.stɛ/
- (of time) not before, not until (then), only (not earlier than), for the first time
- Me venos erste morge.
- I won't come before tomorrow.
*ne ante cannot be used in place of erste, since *ne ante would be a preposition just like ante, not an adverb. "Me venos *ne ante morge" would be totally gibberish since the *ne ante would effect the adverb (morge), not the verb (venos). Instead, one could use "Me venos morge, ne ante", which would be correct.