tetracolon

noun

tet·​ra·​co·​lon
ˌte‧trəˈkōlən,
-ˌlän
: a period of four cola in classical prosody

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek tetrakōlon, neuter of tetrakōlos of four members, of four limbs, from tetra- + -kōlos limbed (from kōlon limb)

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“Tetracolon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetracolon. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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