preantepenultima

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

pre- +‎ ante- +‎ penultima

NounEdit

preantepenultima

  1. (poetry) The last syllable but three (of a word or other utterance); the fourth-to-last syllable.
    • 1825, Samuel Oliver, A General Critical Grammar of the Inglish Language (page 337)
      [] receiving the principal accent on the penultima, the word necessarily takes the secondary accent on the preantepenultima.