from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having an acute accent on the penultimate syllable; paroxytone.
- n. A word so accented.
- To accent acutely on the penultimate syllable.
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E long and short, and we can see no cause for’t in equally and equity, in cement, regard, torment, rebell, register, long and short in the same words being Acute when Verbs, and penacute when Nounes.