prosodiac

adjective
pro·​so·​di·​ac | \ prəˈsōdēˌak \
variants: or prosodiacal \ ¦präsə¦dīəkəl \

Definition of prosodiac

 (Entry 1 of 2)

prosodiac

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of prosodiac (Entry 2 of 2)

: the verse used in a prosodion consisting of an enoplion followed by a long or short syllable

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Other Words from prosodiac

Adjective

prosodiacally \ -​īək(ə)lē \ adverb

History and Etymology for prosodiac

Adjective

prosodiac from Late Latin prosodiacus, from Greek prosōidiakos (perhaps only a manuscript variant of prosodiakos), from prosōidia; prosodiacal from Late Latin prosodiacus + English -al

Noun

Greek prosodiakos, adjective, used in a prosodion, from prosodion

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“Prosodiac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prosodiac. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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