synaphea

noun syn·a·phea \ˌsinəˈfēə\
variants: less commonly

synapheia

\-fē(y)ə, -fīə\

Definition of synaphea

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of synaphea

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


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