antepenult

noun
an·​te·​pe·​nult | \ˌan-ti-ˈpē-ˌnəlt, -pi-ˈ \
variants: or less commonly antepenultima \-​pi-​ˈnəl-​tə-​mə \

Definition of antepenult 

: the third syllable of a word counting from the end (such as cu in accumulate)

Other Words from antepenult

antepenultimate \-​pi-​ˈnəl-​tə-​mət \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of antepenult

circa 1620, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antepenult

Late Latin antepaenultima, feminine of antepaenultimus preceding the next to last, from Latin ante- + paenultimus penultimate

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