bacchius

noun
bac·chi·us | \ bəˈkīəs , ba- \
plural bacchii\-īˌī \

Definition of bacchius 

1 in accentual prosody : a metrical foot of three syllables, the first unstressed, the other two having either primary or intermediate stress

2 in classical prosody : a foot of three syllables, the first short, the other two long

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First Known Use of bacchius

1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bacchius

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

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