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U+23D3, ⏓
METRICAL SHORT OVER LONG

[U+23D2]
Miscellaneous Technical
[U+23D4]

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A macron: ⟨ ¯ ⟩ surmounted by a (metrical) breve: ⟨  ⟩. Compare .

Symbol[edit]

  1. Used in scansion to denote a syllable that is permitted to be either long or short in the given metre, such as in Latin poetry, for example, the last syllable of a line in any metre, and the last syllable of the first foot (which may be a second epitrite or a diiamb) in Sapphic metre.