dactyl

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: dactyl-

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (daktulos, a finger), three bones of the finger corresponding to three syllables.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dactyl (plural dactyls)

  1. A poetical foot of three syllables (— ~ ~), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented.

Translations[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]