preter- Also praeter-.
[Latin praeter, past, beyond.]
The only common words in which this appears are preternatural, beyond what is normal or natural, and preterite (US also preterit) (Latin ire, go), a grammatical term expressing a past action or state. Other examples include preterhuman, beyond what is human, and preterition, the action of passing over or disregarding a matter, especially the rhetorical technique of making summary mention of something by professing to omit it. The spelling praeter- is now archaic.