dipody

noun

dip·​o·​dy ˈdi-pə-dē How to pronounce dipody (audio)
plural dipodies
: a prosodic unit or measure of two feet
dipodic adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dipody was circa 1844

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“Dipody.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipody. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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