Definition of Penult. Meaning of Penult. Synonyms of Penult

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Definition of Penult

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

Meaning of Penult from wikipedia

- Penult is a linguistics term for the second to last syllable of a word. It is an abbreviation of penultimate, which describes the next-to-last item in...
- In linguistics, the ultima is the last syllable of a word, the penult is the next-to-last syllable, and the antepenult is third-from-last syllable. In...
- kV(C)# – In words with a closed penult, stress falls on the ultima, except for instances of /-ŋ.k-/ where it is the penult. 'C(j/w)V# – In words whose ultima...
- stressed on the antepenultimate (third last) syllable. Barytone Paroxytone Penult Perispomenon Preantepenult Proparoxytone Properispomenon Ultima (linguistics)...
- is determined by the syllable weight of the penult. If the penult is heavy, it is accented; if the penult is light and there are more than two syllables...
- the last syllable is called the ultima, the next-to-last is called the penult, and the third syllable from the end is called the antepenult. These terms...
- second syllable, following Latin rules of accent, which require that a penult (next-to-last syllable) must be accented if it contains a long vowel. In...
- penultimate rule: With few exceptions, Latin words are stressed on the penult (second-to-last syllable) if it is "heavy" (having a long vowel or diphthong...
- syllable when that is "heavy", and on the antepenultimate syllable when the penult is "light". (In Gr****, stress is not predictable, but it may be ignored...
- are stressed on the penult. Although a significant number of nouns and adjectives ending with -n are also stressed on the penult (joven, virgen, mitin)...
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