caesura

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Latin caesūra (cutting, hewing), from caesus, perfect passive participle of caedō (I cut down, hew).

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caesura (plural caesuras or caesurae)

  1. A pause or interruption in a poem, music, building or other work of art.
  2. In Classical prosody, using two words to divide a metrical foot.

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Etymology[edit]

From caedō (I cut down, hew).

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caesūra f (genitive caesūrae); first declension

  1. A cutting, felling, hewing down.
  2. A pause in a verse, caesura.

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative caesūra caesūrae
genitive caesūrae caesūrārum
dative caesūrae caesūrīs
accusative caesūram caesūrās
ablative caesūrā caesūrīs
vocative caesūra caesūrae

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