spondee

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin spondēus (spondee), from Ancient Greek σπονδεῖος (spondeios, associated with a libation) from σπονδή (spondē, libation)- spondees were often used in melodies sung at libations.

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spondee (plural spondees)

  1. A word or metrical foot of two syllables, either both long or both stressed.

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Noun[edit]

spondee

  1. A spondee.

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Latin[edit]

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spondēe

  1. vocative singular of spondēus