Antepenult


Antepenult

In linguistics, the antepenult is the antepenultimate syllable of a word ("e.g." "-dic-" is the antepenult of "per-pen-dic-ul-ar"). The antepenult precedes the penult or second-to-last syllable which, in turn, precedes the ultimate or final syllable.

In other words, third to last syllable of a word.

ee also

* Penult
* Preantepenult
* Stress (linguistics)


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  • Antepenult — An te*pe nult, ||Antepenultima An te*pe*nult i*ma, n. [L. antepaenultima (sc. syllaba) antepenultimate; ante before + paenultimus the last but one; paene almost + ultimus last.] (Pros.) The last syllable of a word except two, as syl in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antepenult — (n.) 1610s; see ANTEPENULTIMATE (Cf. antepenultimate) …   Etymology dictionary

  • antepenult — [an΄tē pē′nult΄, an΄tipē′nult΄] n. [contr. < L ( syllaba) antepaenultima < ante , before + paenultima, the last but one < paene, almost + fem. of ultimus, last] the third last syllable in a word, as lu in an·te·di·lu·vi·an …   English World dictionary

  • antepenult — /an tee pee nult, pi nult /, n. the third syllable from the end in a word, as te in antepenult. [1575 85; < L (syllaba) antepaenultima the second (syllable) from the last, fem. of antepaenultimus standing before the penult. See ANTE , PENULT] * * …   Universalium

  • antepenult — an•te•pe•nult [[t]ˌæn tiˈpi nʌlt, pɪˈnʌlt[/t]] n. ling. the third syllable from the end in a word, as te in antepenult[/ex] • Etymology: 1575–85; < L (syllaba) antepaenultima the second (syllable) from the last. See ante , penult an… …   From formal English to slang

  • antepenult — also antepenultima noun Etymology: Late Latin antepaenultima, feminine of antepaenultimus preceding the next to last, from Latin ante + paenultimus penultimate Date: 1552 the third syllable of a word counting from the end (as cu in accumulate) •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antepenult — См. terzùltima …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • antepenult — noun The third to last syllable of a word …   Wiktionary

  • antepenult — n. third syllable before the end of a word …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antepenult — [ˌantɪpɪ nʌlt] noun Linguistics the last syllable but two in a word, e.g. ul in antepenultimate …   English new terms dictionary


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