noun bac·chi·us \bəˈkīəs, ba-\

Definition of bacchius



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

  2. 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

First Known Use: 1586

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to cast off or become cast off

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