lidne -li'e- gismu

x1 precedes/leads x2 in sequence x3; x1 is former/preceding/previous; x2 is latter/following.

Also x1 before, forerunner; leading, as in 'leading indicators'; x2 after, trailing (= selyli'e for reordered places). See also cmavo list li'e, balvi, ralju, rebla, purci for time sequence, jersi, porsi, jatna, farna.


In definition:

li'e
lidne modal, 1st place preceded by ...; non-time sequencing.
seli'e
lidne modal, 2nd place preceding ...;leading ... ; non-time sequence.
teli'e
lidne modal, 3rd place ordered within sequence ...; non-time sequence.

In notes:

balvi
x1 is in the future of/later than/after x2 in time sequence; x1 is latter; x2 is former.
farna
x1 is the direction of x2 (object/event) from origin/in frame of reference x3.
jatna
x1 is captain/commander/leader/in-charge/boss of vehicle/domain x2.
jersi
x1 chases/pursues/(physically) follows after x2; volition is not implied for x1 or x2.
porsi
x1 [ordered set] is sequenced/ordered/listed by comparison/rules x2 on unordered set x3.
purci
x1 is in the past of/earlier than/before x2 in time sequence; x1 is former; x2 is latter.
ralju
x1 is principal/chief/leader/main/[staple], most significant among x2 (set) in property x3 (ka).
rebla
x1 is a/the tail/appendix [body-part] of x2; [metaphor: trailing, following portion/appendage].
selbalvi
x2=b1 is in the future of/later than/after x1=b2 in time sequence; x2=b1 is latter; x1=b2 is former.
selyli'e
l2 follows l1 in sequence l3.