anapest

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin anapaestus, from Ancient Greek ἀνάπαιστος (anápaistos, struck back”, “reversed), from ἀνά (aná, back) + παίω (paíō, I strike).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈænəpɛst/
  • Hyphenation: an‧a‧pest

Noun[edit]

anapest (plural anapests)

  1. (prosody) A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, two short and one long (e.g the word "velveteen").
  2. (prosody) A fragment, phrase or line of poetry or verse using this meter; e.g. “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did NOT!” (Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.).

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  1. ^ anapæst” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ə.nəˈpest/ (centr.)
  • Hyphenation: a‧na‧pest

Noun[edit]

anapest m (plural anapests or anapestos)

  1. anapest (metrical foot).

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Noun[edit]

anapest m (Cyrillic spelling анапест)

  1. anapest