dodrans

noun do·drans \ ˈdōˌdranz \

Definition of dodrans

plural dodrantes \dōˈdran‧ˌtēz\
: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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Origin and Etymology of 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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