plural dodrantes
: 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)

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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