epitrite

noun

ep·​i·​trite
ˈepə‧ˌtrīt
plural -s
: a foot in Greek and Latin prosody consisting of three long and one short syllables
epitritic
¦epə‧¦tritik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin epitritos, from Greek, from epitritos 1¹/₃, having a ratio of 4:3, having 4 long and 3 short syllables, from epi- + tritos third; akin to Greek treis three

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“Epitrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epitrite. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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