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#208931 - 01/11/13 10:03 AM Re: antepenultimate [Re: Jackie]
why is this so close orthographically to paean?
They're not that close. Latin paene 'almost' is an adverb, while Latin paean 'hymn to Apollo' is a noun and a loan from Greek Παιαν (Paian)._________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.
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