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Penult definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PENULT', n. [L. penultimus; pene, almost, and ultimus, last.]
The last syllable of a word except one.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the next to last syllable in a word [syn: penult, penultima, penultimate]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin paenultima penult, from feminine of paenultimus almost last, from paene almost + ultimus last more at ultimate Date: 1537 the next to the last member of a series; especially the next to the last syllable of a word

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. the last but one (esp. syllable). --adj. last but one. Etymology: abbr. of L paenultimus (see PENULTIMATE) or of PENULTIMATE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Penult Pe"nult, n. [Abbreviated fr. penultima.] (Gram. & Pros.) The last syllable but one of a word; the syllable preceding the final one.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Penultima, penultimate, last syllable but one, penultimate syllable.



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