epitrite

noun ep·i·trite \ˈepə‧ˌtrīt\

Definition of epitrite

plural

-s

  1. :  a foot in Greek and Latin prosody consisting of three long and one short syllables

epitritic

\¦epə‧¦tritik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of epitrite

Late Latin epitritos, from Greek, from epitritos 113, having a ratio of 4:3, having 4 long and 3 short syllables, from epi- + tritos third; akin to Greek treis three — more at three


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