mi·​u·​rus | \ mīˈyu̇rəs \
plural -es

Definition of miurus

: a dactylic hexameter having its last foot an iamb or pyrrhic instead of a spondee or trochee — compare dolichurus

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History and Etymology for miurus

Late Latin, adjective, being a miurus, from Greek meiouros, literally, tapering, probably alteration of myouros, from my- + -ouros -urous

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“Miurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miurus. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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