bacchius

noun bac·chi·us \ bəˈkīəs , ba- \

Definition of bacchius

plural bacchii \-īˌī\
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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Origin and Etymology of bacchius

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


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