antepenultima

NOUN
  1. the 3rd syllable of a word counting back from the end
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How To Use antepenultima In A Sentence

  • If _ [Greek: ** anthropos] _ was to be pronounced in common conversation with a perceptible distinction of the length of the penultima as well as of the elevation of the antepenultima, why was not that long quantity also marked? Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • _antepenultima_ as to say [_co-ue ` ra ` ble_] ye shall seldome or perchance neuer find one to make vp rime with him vnlesse it be badly and by abuse, and therefore in all such long _polisillables_ ye doe commonly giue two sharpe accents, and thereby reduce him into two feete as in this word The Arte of English Poesie
  • The French in his whole language hath not one word that hath his accent in the last syllable saving two, called antepenultima, and little more hath the Spanish; and therefore very gracelessly may they use dactyls. The Defense of Poesy
  • _antepenultima_ there reacheth no accent (which is chiefe cause of the cadence) vnlesse it be vsurpation in some English words, to which we giue The Arte of English Poesie
  • The accent placed on the penultima of [Greek: Theophoros], as the word is written in the saint's acts, denotes it of an active signification, _one that carrieth God_; but of the passive, _carried of God_, if placed on the antepenultima. The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints January, February, March
  • '' Ayavov, Cum accentu in antepenultima, fignificac liginim fraclum, aut aridum, vcl fragile. Suidae Lexicon, Græce & Latine
  • The main stress in'photography'falls on the antepenultimate syllable.
  • If _ [Greek: ** anthropos] _ was to be pronounced in common conversation with a perceptible distinction of the length of the penultima as well as of the elevation of the antepenultima, why was not that long quantity also marked? Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • In this example, the two last syllables have the assonance; although this is not invariable, it sometimes falling on the antepenultima and the final syllable. The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic — Volume 2
  • So, like I said already, primary stress accent in Mid IE was much like in Polish and fell on the penultimate syllable (second-from-last syllable) by default unless a suffix was derived from an Old IE agglutinated enclitic in which case the antepenultimate (third-from-last syllable) was chosen. Sporadic phonetic changes in the Indo-European case system
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