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  • I can still remember the almost tangible click in my head during my Latin I class freshman year in high school when I discovered that the word “peninsula” was derived from the word “paene,” meaning “almost,” and “insula,” meaning “island.”

    Penultimate (100x29)

  • Penis and peninsula are not related -- one is connected to Greek peos, "tail", and the other is from paene + insula, "almost" + "island".

    languagehat.com: RIVAL.

  • Neque diutius Numidae resistere quivissent, ni pedites cum equitibus permixti magnam cladem in congressu facerent; [318] quibus illi freti, non uti equestri proelio solet, sequi, dein cedere, sed adversis equis concurrere, implicare ac perturbare aciem; ita expeditis peditibus suis hostes paene victos dare.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Ac primo, obscura nocte, postquam haud procul inter se erant, strepitu, velut hostes adventarent, [295] alteri apud alteros formidinem simul et tumultum facere, et paene imprudentia admissum [296] facinus miserabile, ni utrimque praemissi equites rem exploravissent.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • Ovid similarly indicates his frustrated desire to name his correspondent at _Tr_ IV v 10 'excidit heu nomen quam mihi paene tuum' and at _EP_ III vi 1-2 'Naso suo (posuit nomen quam paene!) sodali/mittit ... hoc breue carmen'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • The same variant in many manuscripts at _EP_ III i 17-18 (Ovid is addressing Tomis) 'nec tibi sunt fontes laticis nisi paene marini,/qui potus _dubium_ sistat alatne sitim'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • = Compare iv 27 'cernere iam uideor rumpi paene atria _turba_'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • This can be clearly seen in such passages as _Tr_ III vi 5-8 'isque erat usque adeo populo testatus, ut esset/paene magis quam tu quamque ego notus, amor;

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • _Getes_ is also used as an adjective at xiii 18 'paene poeta Getes'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • = Human sacrifice similarly mentioned at _Tr_ IV iv 61-62 'illi quos audis hominum gaudere cruore,/paene sub eiusdem sideris axe iacent'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

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