gradus

noun gra·dus \ ˈgrādəs \

Definition of gradus

plural -es
1 :a dictionary of Greek or Latin prosody and poetical phrases used as an aid in the writing of verse in Greek or Latin
2 :a handbook (as of law phrases or forms) or exercise book to assist in the mastering or performance of a difficult art or practice

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Origin and Etymology of gradus

from Gradus ad Parnassum (Latin, literally, a step to Parnassus), a 17th century prosody dictionary long used in British schools


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