synaphea

noun
syn·​a·​phea | \ ˌsinəˈfēə \
variants: or less commonly synapheia \ -​fē(y)ə , -​fīə \
plural -s

Definition of synaphea

: 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

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History and Etymology for synaphea

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

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“Synaphea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synaphea. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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