preantepenult

antepenult

[an-tee-pee-nuhlt, -pi-nuhlt]
noun
the third syllable from the end in a word, as te in antepenult.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin (syllaba) antepaenultima the second (syllable) from the last, feminine of antepaenultimus standing before the penult. See ante-, penult

preantepenult, adjective
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antepenult (ˌæntɪpɪˈnʌlt)
 
n
the third last syllable in a word
 
[C16: shortened from Latin (syllaba) antepaenultima; see ante-, penult]

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