syllaba anceps

noun syl·la·ba an·ceps \ˌsiləbəˈäŋˌkeps, -aŋˌke-, -anˌse-\

Definition of syllaba anceps

  1. :  a syllable occurring at the end of a sentence or verse in a metrical scheme whose short or long quantity is obscured by the terminal pause; specifically :  such a syllable occurring in the rhythms of ancient verse wherever there is a diaeresis or serving as a terminal demarcation at the end of a verse or between asynartetic cola

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Origin and Etymology of syllaba anceps

Latin, literally, doubtful syllable

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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