penthemimer

noun pen·the·mim·er \ˌpen(t)thəˈmimə(r)\

Definition of penthemimer

plural

-s

  1. :  a group of five half feet in Greek and Latin prosody :  a catalectic colon of two and a half feet

penthemimeral

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of penthemimer

Late Latin penthemimeres, penthemimeris, from Greek penthēmimerēs, from penta- + hēmimerēs halved, from hēmi- hemi- + meros part


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