metron

noun met·ron \ˈme‧ˌträn\

Definition of metron

plural

metra

\-trə\
  1. :  the minimal unit of measure in classical Greek verse constituting in certain meters (as the iambic, trochaic, anapestic, and the lyric forms of dactylic) a syzygy of two feet, in others (as hexameters of epic verse) a dipody and where necessary for analysis in the case of spondaic series a single foot, and in compound meters (as the ionic and choriambic) a foot of four syllables

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Origin and Etymology of metron

Greek, measure, meter — more at meter


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