variants or less commonly synapheia
plural -s
: continuous metrical regularity (as in a group of anapestic verses) such that syllables at the end of one line may form part of a foot completed by syllables at the beginning of the next line

Word History


Greek synapheia, literally, combination, union, from synaphēs united, connected (from syn- + -aphēs, from haptein to fasten) + -ia -y

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“Synaphea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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