plural bacchii
in accentual prosody : a metrical foot of three syllables, the first unstressed, the other two having either primary or intermediate stress
in classical prosody : a foot of three syllables, the first short, the other two long

Word History


Latin, from Greek Bakcheios, from Bakcheios, adjective, of Bacchus, from Bakchos Bacchus

First Known Use

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bacchius was in 1586

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“Bacchius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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