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  • Form of penta- used before a vowel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Same as penta-; -- used as a combining form before vowels, as in pentoxide.


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  • That is, pent- in the original pentiz was “reheard” as a familiar element, as the pent- in words like pentangle.

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  • House was therefore a kind of inorganic addition to pent-, a renovated Germanic structure attached to the older, Franco-Latin outbuilding.

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  • For its part, pent- is derived from the earlier Latin verbs pendēre and pendere.

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  • "Significant gains in pickups suggests that there is pent- up demand in the small-business and work-truck area of the business," Alan Baum, an industry consultant at Baum & Associates in West Bloomfield, Michigan, said in a phone interview. -- Top News

  • Continued recovery in the U.S. economy combined with pent- up consumer demand to replace aging vehicles pushed January sales to a 14.2 million annualized rate, the highest since August 2009 during the U.S. government's cash-for-clunkers trade-in program. -- Top News

  • They attached the English word house, as a kind of verbal lean-to, to the word’s core syllable: pent-.

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