dodrans

noun
do·​drans | \ ˈdōˌdranz \
plural dodrantes\ dōˈdran‧ˌtēz \

Definition of dodrans

: a unit of six syllables in Greek and Latin prosody of which either the last four or the first four form a choriambus and the other two are of indeterminate quantity symbol (oo–˘˘– or –˘˘–oo)

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History and Etymology for dodrans

Latin, three quarters of an as, three quarters, alteration of (assumed) dequadrans, from de from + quadrans quarter of an as, quarter

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“Dodrans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dodrans. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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