antibacchius

noun
an·​ti·​bac·​chi·​us
plural antibacchii

Definition of antibacchius

: 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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History and Etymology for antibacchius

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

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“Antibacchius.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antibacchii. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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