Origin of anapest
Latin anapaestus, from Greek anapaistos, literally, struck back (a dactyl reversed), from ana- + -paistos, verbal of paiein to strike
First Known Use: circa 1678
Rhymes with anapest
acid test, almagest, beta test, blanket chest, Bucharest, decongest, disinfest, disinterest, disinvest, false arrest, galley-west, Hammerfest, hornet's nest, house arrest, manifest, north-northwest, palimpsest, placement test, predigest, quarter rest, reinvest, rinderpest, Rorschach test, Sackville-West, second-best, self-addressed, self-confessed, self-interest, self-possessed, uninterest, unprofessed, vision quest
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