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The last syllable but two of a word or metrical foot.
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.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.