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See also: pæne



From Proto-Indo-European *peh₁- (to hurt). See patior.



paene (not comparable)

  1. almost, nearly
  2. (with negative) scarcely, hardly, barely (ex: paene incredibilia)

Derived terms[edit]



  • paene in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • paene in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • paene in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • graphic depiction: rerum sub aspectum paene subiectio (De Or. 3. 53. 202)
    • to almost lose one's reason from excess of joy: nimio gaudio paene desipere
  • paene in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • Julius Pokorny (1959), Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, in 3 vols, Bern, München: Francke Verlag