se·​nar·​i·​us si-ˈner-ē-əs How to pronounce senarius (audio)
plural senarii si-ˈner-ē-ˌī How to pronounce senarius (audio)
: a verse consisting of six feet especially in Latin prosody

Word History


Latin, from senarius consisting of six each, from seni six each, from sex six — more at six

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of senarius was in 1540

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Cite this Entry

“Senarius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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