penthemimer

noun
pen·​the·​mim·​er | \ ˌpen(t)thəˈmimə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of penthemimer

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

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Other Words from penthemimer

penthemimeral \ ¦⸗⸗¦mimərəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for penthemimer

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

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“Penthemimer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penthemimer. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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