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paenultĭmus (pēn- ), a, um, adj. paene-ultimus,
I.the last but one (post-class. for proximus a postremo, Cic. Or. 64, 217): “paenultima meta November,Aus. Ecl. Quotae Cal. Sint Mens. 12.—
II. Subst.: pae-nultĭma , ae, f. (sc. syllaba), the penultimate syllable, the penult: “paenultimam circumflectere,Gell. 4, 7, 2.
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