antibacchius

noun an·ti·bac·chi·us

Definition of antibacchius

plural antibacchii
:a metrical foot of three syllables the first two having either primary or intermediate stress and the last being unstressed (as in accentual poetry) or the first two being long and the last short (as in classical prosody)

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Origin and Etymology of antibacchius

Late Latin, from Late Greek antibakcheios, from Greek anti- 1anti- + bakcheios bacchius


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