Do predation and predating share a common etymology?
Predation seems to imply that one species holds precedence over another species in the food chain, whereas predating seems to imply that one event holds precedence over another in the linear progression of time.
Both words obviously share the prefix pre, but my question is more about the dat part of each word.
What is the origin of dat in early English or in Latin or the Romance languages Latin gave birth to?
And how does that origin explain the meaning of the modern words predation and predating?