Tripody Trip"o*dy, n. [Pref. tri- + -pody, as in dipody.] (Pros.) Three metrical feet taken together, or included in one measure. [1913 Webster]

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  • tripody — /trip euh dee/, n., pl. tripodies. Pros. a measure of three feet. [1880 85; < Gk tripodía. See TRI , POD, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • tripody — trip·o·dy …   English syllables

  • tripody — trip•o•dy [[t]ˈtrɪp ə di[/t]] n. pl. dies pro a prosodic measure of three feet • Etymology: 1880–85; < Gk tripodía. See tripod, y III …   From formal English to slang

  • tripody — /ˈtrɪpədi/ (say tripuhdee) noun (plural tripodies) Prosody a group or verse of three feet. {Greek tripodia} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tripody —   n. verse measure of three feet …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • tripody — ˈtripədē noun ( es) Etymology: Late Latin tripodia, from Greek, from tripod , tripous three footed + ia y : a unit or group of three feet in prosody …   Useful english dictionary

  • archilochian — I. |ärkə̇|lōkēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Archilochus, 7th century B.C. Greek poet (from Latin, from Greek Archilochos) + English ian 1. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pher|e|cra|te|an — «FEHR uh kruh TEE uhn», adjective, noun. Ancient Prosody. –adj. noting or having to do with a logaoedic tripody, catalectic or acatalectic, whose first or second foot is a dactyl, the others being trochees. –n. a Pherecratean tripody or verse.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Archilochian — /ahr keuh loh kee euhn/, adj. Pros. of or pertaining to a form of poetic meter devised by the Greek Archilochus in which various types of meter are combined in the same line or couplet, as a dactylic tetrameter plus a trochaic tripody. [1745 55;… …   Universalium

  • dipody — dipodic /duy pod ik/, adj. /dip euh dee/, n., pl. dipodies. Pros. a group of two feet, esp., in accentual verse, in which one of the two accented syllables bears primary stress and the other bears secondary stress. [1835 45; < LL dipodia < Gk:… …   Universalium

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