tetrasemic

adjective
tet·​ra·​se·​mic
variants: or tetraseme \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌsēm \

Definition of tetrasemic

: consisting of or of the length of four morae in classical prosody

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History and Etymology for tetrasemic

tetrasemic from Greek tetrasēmos of four time units (from tetra- + -sēmos, from sēmeion unit of time, mark, sign, from sēma sign) + English -ic; tetraseme from Greek tetrasēmos

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“Tetrasemic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrasemic. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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