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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Origin and Etymology of syllaba anceps
Latin, literally, doubtful syllable
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