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antepenultimate

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English

Etymology

ante- meaning before, pen- from the Latin paene meaning almost, and ultimate from the Latin ultimus meaning last

Adjective

antepenultimate (no comparative or superlative)

  1. Two before the last in a series.
    This book has ten chapters – chapter 8 is the antepenultimate one.

Translations

Noun

antepenultimate (plural antepenultimates)

  1. Two before the last in a series. e.g. (..., antepenultimate, penultimate, ultimate)
  2. The syllable that comes two before the last in a word.
    The word "antepenultimate" is stressed on the antepenultimate.

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