syllaba anceps

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

Definition of syllaba anceps 

: 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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History and Etymology for syllaba anceps

Latin, literally, doubtful syllable

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