caesura

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Latin caesūra(cutting, hewing), from caesus, perfect passive participle of caedō(I cut down, hew).

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caesura ‎(plural caesuras or caesurae)

  1. A pause or interruption in a poem, music, building, or other work of art.
  2. (Classical prosody) Using two words to divide a metrical foot.
  3. (typography) The caesura mark or ||.

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In poetry bearing caesuras, it is marked by a double vertical line.

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  • (typography): virgule (in its obsolete form as a single slash)

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Etymology[edit]

From caedō(I cut down, hew).

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Noun[edit]

caesūra f ‎(genitive caesūrae); first declension

  1. A cutting, felling, hewing down.
  2. A pause in a verse, caesura.

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First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative caesūra caesūrae
genitive caesūrae caesūrārum
dative caesūrae caesūrīs
accusative caesūram caesūrās
ablative caesūrā caesūrīs
vocative caesūra caesūrae

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