pene-


a combining form meaning “almost,” used in the formation of compound words: penecontemporaneous.

Nearby words

  1. pendulous,
  2. pendulously,
  3. pendulum,
  4. pendulum effect,
  5. pendulum watch,
  6. penecontemporaneous,
  7. peneios,
  8. penelope,
  9. peneplain,
  10. penetrable

Also especially before a vowel, pen-.

Origin of pene-

< Latin paene-, combining form of paene

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British Dictionary definitions for pene-

pene-

before a vowel pen-

prefix

almostpeneplain

Word Origin for pene-

from Latin paene

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