hemiepes

noun

hemi·​ep·​es
plural hemiepe
: a dactylic tripody having a spondaic third foot or lacking the two short syllables of the third foot

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Late Greek hēmiepes, from Greek hēmi- hemi- entry 1 + -epes (neuter of -epēs, from epos verse, line, word)

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“Hemiepes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemiepes. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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