paenultima law love

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  • n. The rule of Classical Latin pronunciation which states that a word receives antepenultimate stress if its penult is a short syllable, but receives penultimate stress if its penult is a long syllable.

Etymologies

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First attested in 1892; Latin paenultima ("penult") + English law.

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