ep·​i·​trite | \ ˈepə‧ˌtrīt \
plural -s

Definition of epitrite

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

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Other Words from epitrite

epitritic \ ¦epə‧¦tritik \ adjective

History and Etymology for epitrite

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epitrite. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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