dochmius

noun

doch·​mi·​us
ˈdäkmēəs
plural dochmii
-ēˌī
prosody
: a foot of five syllables typically having the first and fourth short and the rest long

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek dochmios, from dochmos, dochmios slanted, oblique; akin to Sanskrit jihma slanted, oblique

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“Dochmius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dochmius. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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