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pene-

1.
a combining form meaning “almost,” used in the formation of compound words:
penecontemporaneous.
Also, especially before a vowel, pen-.
Origin
< Latin paene-, combining form of paene
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pene-

prefix
1.
almost: peneplain
Word Origin
from Latin paene
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