pen-

pen-

variant of pene- before a vowel: penannular.
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pene- or (before a vowel) pen-
 
prefix
almost: peneplain
 
[from Latin paene]
 
pen- or (before a vowel) pen-
 
prefix
 
[from Latin paene]

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pen-
Brythonic for "head;" common in place names in Cornwall and Wales (e.g. Penzance, see also Pendragon).
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