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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: paenultimus, from paene 'almost' + ultimus 'last'

penultimate

adjective
     
Related topics: Chronology
pe‧nul‧ti‧mate [only before noun]
TMC not the last, but immediately before the last [= last but one; ↪ ultimate]:
the penultimate chapter

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