hephthemimeral caesura

heph·​the·​mim·​er·​al caesura | \ ¦hefthə¦mimərəl, ¦hepth- \

Definition of hephthemimeral caesura

: a caesura in classical verse occurring after the seventh half foot

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History and Etymology for hephthemimeral caesura

Late Latin hephthemimeris, from Greek hephthēmimerēs, adjective, containing seven halves, containing three feet and a half (from hepta- + hēmi- hemi- + meros part) + English -al

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“Hephthemimeral caesura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hephthemimeral%20caesura. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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