noun brachy·catalexis \" +\

Definition of brachycatalexis

Greek & Latin prosody

  1. :  omission of two syllables at the end of a verse composed of the larger metrical units (such as dipodies)

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Origin and Etymology of brachycatalexis

Late Latin, modification of Greek brachykatalēxia, from brachykatalēktos + -ia -y

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capable of being understood in two ways

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