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

Word History


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 13 Apr. 2024.

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