plural dochmii
: a foot of five syllables typically having the first and fourth short and the rest long

Word History


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

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“Dochmius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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