hephthemimeral caesura

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

Definition of hephthemimeral caesura

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at merit

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