Definition of antepenultima in English:

antepenultima

noun

Prosody Grammar
  • The last syllable but two of a word or metrical foot.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Philip Sidney (1554–1586), author and courtier. From post-classical Latin antepaenultima last syllable but two, use as noun of antepaenultimus last but two from classical Latin ante- + paenultimus last but one.

Pronunciation

antepenultima

/ˌantɪpɪˈnʌltɪmə/