Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

pen(e)-

Almost; nearly.

[Latin paene, almost.]

A peninsula (Latin insula, island) is a piece of land almost surrounded by water; something penultimate (Latin ultimus, last) is last but one in a series of things; a penumbra (Latin umbra, shadow) is the partially shaded outer region of a shadow cast by an opaque object; a peneplain is a more or less level land surface produced by erosion over a long period; a process in geology that is penecontemporaneous occurs immediately after deposition of a particular stratum, almost contemporary with it.

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