dipody

noun
dip·​o·​dy | \ ˈdi-pə-dē How to pronounce dipody (audio) \
plural dipodies

Definition of dipody

: a prosodic unit or measure of two feet

Other Words from dipody

dipodic \ dī-​ˈpä-​dik How to pronounce dipodic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of dipody

circa 1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dipody

Late Latin dipodia, from Greek, from dipod-, dipous having two feet, from di- + pod-, pous

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“Dipody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipody. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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