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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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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