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antepenultimate

[an-tee-pi-nuhl-tuh-mit] /ˌæn ti pɪˈnʌl tə mɪt/
adjective
1.
third from the end.
2.
of or pertaining to an antepenult.
noun
3.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; antepenult + (ult)imate
Related forms
preantepenultimate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for preantepenultimate

antepenultimate

/ˌæntɪpɪˈnʌltɪmɪt/
adjective
1.
third from last
noun
2.
anything that is third from last
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Word Origin and History for preantepenultimate

antepenultimate

adj.

"the last but two," 1730, from antepenult (n.), 1610s, abbreviation of Latin antepaenultima (syllaba), fem. of antepaenultimus, from ante "before" (see ante) + paenultima, from paen "almost" + ultima "last" (see ultimate).

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