cursus

noun
cur·​sus | \ ˈkərsəs \
plural cursus

Definition of cursus

: movement or flow of style specifically : a pattern of cadence at the end of a sentence or phrase in medieval Latin prose which aimed by varying rhythm to avoid stressing the ultimate syllable

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History and Etymology for cursus

Medieval Latin, from Latin, course

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“Cursus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cursus. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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