Spondee

Spondee
Spondee Spon"dee (sp[o^]n"d[=e]), n. [L. spondeus, Gr. ? (sc. ?), fr. ? a drink offering, libation, fr. ? to pour out, make a libation: cf. F. spond['e]e. So called because at libations slow, solemn melodies were used, chiefly in this meter.] (Pros.) A poetic foot of two long syllables, as in the Latin word l[=e]g[=e]s. [1913 Webster]

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  • spondée — * * * spondée [ spɔ̃de ] n. m. • XIVe; lat. d o. gr. spondeus ♦ Didact. Pied de deux syllabes longues, dans la métrique gréco latine. Dactyles et spondées. * * * ● spondée nom masculin (grec spondeios, de spondê, libation) Pied composé de deux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • spondee — late 14c., metrical foot consisting of two long syllables, from O.Fr. spondee, from L. spondeus, from Gk. spondeios (pous), the name of the meter originally used in chants accompanying libations, from sponde solemn libation, related to spendein… …   Etymology dictionary

  • spondee — noun a metrical unit with stressed stressed syllables • Derivationally related forms: ↑spondaic • Hypernyms: ↑metrical foot, ↑foot, ↑metrical unit * * * ˈspän|dē noun ( s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spondee — In poetry, a spondee is a metrical foot consisting of two long syllables, as determined by syllable weight in classical meters, or two stressed syllables, as determined by stress in modern meters. This makes it somewhat unique in English verse as …   Wikipedia

  • Spondée — En poésie, le spondée (du latin spondeus) est un pied, c est à dire un élément métrique composé de deux syllabes longues. Emplois En poésie latine, le spondée est d usage fréquent. Il peut facilement remplacer un dactyle ou un anapeste. En effet …   Wikipédia en Français

  • spondee — noun Etymology: Middle English sponde, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French spondee, from Latin spondeum, from Greek spondeios, from spondeios of a libation, from spondē libation, from spendein to make a libation; from its use in music… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • SPONDÉE — s. m. Sorte de mesure ou de pied, dans les vers grecs et dans les vers latins, composé de deux syllabes longues. Le vers hexamètre est composé de dactyles et de spondées …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • SPONDÉE — n. m. T. de Prosodie grecque et latine Pied composé de deux syllabes longues. Le vers hexamètre est composé de dactyles et de spondées …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • spondee — /spon dee/, n. Pros. a foot of two syllables, both of which are long in quantitative meter or stressed in accentual meter. [1350 1400; ME sponde < L spondeus < Gk spondeîos, deriv. of spondé libation] * * * ▪ prosody       metrical foot… …   Universalium

  • spondee — noun A word or metrical foot of two syllables, either both long or both stressed …   Wiktionary