Cretic
Cretic Cre"tic (kr[=e]"t[i^]k), n. [L. Creticus (sc. pes foot), Gr. Kritiko`s (sc. poy`s foot), prop., a Cretan (metrical) foot.] (Gr. & Lat. Pros.) A poetic foot, composed of one short syllable between two long ones (- [crescent] -). --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

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  • cretic — CRÉTIC, Ă adj. ritm cretic = ritm ternar, inversul amfibrahului, în care silaba de la mijloc este neaccentuată. (< fr. crétique, lat. creticus) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Cretic — Metrical feet Disyllables ˘ ˘ pyrrhus, dibrach ˘ ¯ iamb …   Wikipedia

  • cretic — cre·tic (krēʹtĭk) n. See amphimacer.   [Latin Crēticus, of Crete, Cretic foot, from Crēta Crete.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cretic — adjective Referring to a metrical pattern of poetry where each foot is composed of 3 syllables, the first and third of which are stressed and the second is unstressed. This pattern is very rare in English poetry. Example: In Shakespeares A… …   Wiktionary

  • CRETIC — Cretici …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • cretic — [ kri:tɪk] noun Prosody a metrical foot containing one short or unstressed syllable between two long or stressed ones. Origin C16: from L. Creticus, from Gk Krētikos of Crete …   English new terms dictionary

  • cretic — cre·tic …   English syllables

  • cretic —   n. amphimacer …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cretic — n. Prosody a foot containing one short or unstressed syllable between two long or stressed ones. Etymology: L Creticus f. Gk Kretikos (as CRETAN) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cretic (1903) — Cretic p1 Schiffsdaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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