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

Word History


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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near epitrite

Cite this Entry

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!