amphimacer

noun am·phim·a·cer \ amˈfiməsə(r) , ˈamfəˌmās- \

Definition of amphimacer

plural -s
:a trisyllabic foot consisting of a short syllable between two long syllables in quantitative verse or of an unstressed syllable between two stressed syllables in accentual verse
  • the word runaway is an accentual amphimacer
called also cretic

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Origin and Etymology of amphimacer

Latin amphimacrus, from Greek amphimakros, literally, long at both ends, from amphi- + makros long


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