molossus

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From Latin molossus, from Ancient Greek μολοσσός (molossós), properly "belonging to the Molossians", a people in the eastern part of Epirus.

Noun[edit]

molossus (plural molossuses or molossi)

  1. (poetry) A metrical foot of three long syllables.

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