epitrite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek: compare Latin epitritos, French épitrite.

Noun[edit]

epitrite (plural epitrites)

  1. (poetry, Ancient Greek and Latin prosody) A metrical foot consisting of three long syllables and one short syllable.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.