anapest

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin anapaestus, from Ancient Greek ἀνάπαιστος (anápaistos, struck back”, “reversed), from ἀνά (aná, back) + παίω (paíō, I strike).[1]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈæn.ə.pɛst/
  • Hyphenation: an‧a‧pest

Noun[edit]

anapest (plural anapests)

  1. (prosody) In qualitative metre, a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, two unstressed and one stressed (e.g., the word "interrupt").
  2. (prosody) In quantitative metre, a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, two short and one long (e.g., the word "velveteen").
  3. (prosody) A fragment, phrase or line of poetry or verse using this meter, e.g.
    1957, Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!:
    Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did NOT!

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  1. ^ anapæst” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]

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anapest m (plural anapests or anapestos)

  1. anapest (metrical foot).

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈanapɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
  • Hyphenation: ana‧pest

Noun[edit]

anapest m

  1. (poetry) anapest, a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, two short or unstressed and one long or stressed.
    • 1997, Jiří Fukač; Jiří Vysloužil and Petr Macek, Slovník české hudební kultury[1], Praha: Editio Supraphon, ISBN 80-7058-462-9, page 742:
      K nejfrekventovanějším stopám patří trochej (¯ ˘), jamb (˘ ¯), daktyl (¯ ˘ ˘), anapest (˘ ˘ ¯), amfibrach (˘ ¯ ˘) a spondej (¯ ¯).
      Trochee (¯ ˘), iamb (˘ ¯), dactyl (¯ ˘ ˘), anapest (˘ ˘ ¯), amphibrach (˘ ¯ ˘) and spondee (¯ ¯) belong among the most frequented feet.
    • (Can we date this quote?) (Please provide the book title or journal name), Praha: Editio Supraphon, ISBN 80-7058-462-9:
    • 2007, Dickey, James, “Básník jde do sebe”, in Revolver revue[2], volume 67–68, page 125:
      Jakmile jsem si vytvořil tento vztah ke zvuku, jazyku a námětu, okamžitě jsem viděl – lépe řečeno, okamžitě jsem slyšel –, že anapest nemusí pokaždé skončit jako monotónní, ucouraná, vlezlá odrhovačka na způsob básní Edgara Allana Poea, Roberta Service, Kiplinga a dalších.
      I saw at once—or rather I heard at once—when I began to have this kind of relationship to sound, language and subject, that the anapest needn't result in the monotonous, slugging, obtrusive singsong that it has in the poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Service, Kipling, and others.

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Further reading[edit]

  • anapest in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • anapest in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

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anapest m (Cyrillic spelling анапест)

  1. anapest