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What is the technical name for the third syllable from the end of a word? Penultimate is the second syllable from end.
The third syllable from the end is called the antepenult or antepenultimate. The Random House Unabridged and the Oxford English Dictionary both list preantepenultimate as referring to the one preceding the antepenult.

The base ult means "last", and the prefixes then count things off: pen- means "almost", and ante and pre both mean "in front of, before"

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