Definition of asynartetic
of a line of verse
: containing disparate or unconnected rhythmic units: such as a : with unhomogeneous rhythms in the two members distinguished by the caesura b : with diaeresis, hiatus, or syllaba anceps at the caesura so that a quasi independence of the two members is effected
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Origin and Etymology of asynartetic
asynartete asynartetic verse (from Greek asynartētos asynartetic, from a- 2a- + —assumed—synartētos, verbal of Greek synartan to join together from syn- + artan to fasten, hang) + -ic; perhaps akin to Greek aeirein to lift — more at aorta
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