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)

Word History


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

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“Antibacchius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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