Dipodies
Dipody Dip"o*dy, n.; pl. {Dipodies}. [Gr. ?, fr. ? two-footed; di- = di`s- twice + ?, ?, foot.] (Pros.) Two metrical feet taken together, or included in one measure. --Hadley. [1913 Webster]

Trochaic, iambic, and anapestic verses . . . are measured by dipodies. --W. W. Goodwin. [1913 Webster]


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  • dipodies — n. unit of poetry consisting of two metrical feet; two feet in stressed verse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dipody — Dip o*dy, n.; pl. {Dipodies}. [Gr. ?, fr. ? two footed; di = di s twice + ?, ?, foot.] (Pros.) Two metrical feet taken together, or included in one measure. Hadley. [1913 Webster] Trochaic, iambic, and anapestic verses . . . are measured by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • dipodic — (ˈ)dī|pädik adjective Etymology: dipody + ic : of, relating to, or composed of a dipody or dipodies a dipodic verse poem … with dipodic instead of short feet Evelyn H. Scholl * * * dipodic, a. (daɪˈpɒdɪk) [f. Gr. διποδ (see dipody …   Useful english dictionary

  • trim|e|ter — «TRIHM uh tuhr», noun, adjective. Prosody. –n. 1. a line of verse having three metrical feet. Example: “Below/the light/house top.” 2. a verse in Greek or Latin poetry containing three dipodies (six feet). –adj. consisting of three feet or three… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dimeter — noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek dimetros, adjective, being a dimeter, from di + metron measure more at measure Date: 1589 a line of verse consisting of two metrical feet or of two dipodies …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tetrameter — noun Etymology: Greek tetrametron, from neuter of tetrametros having four measures, from tetra + metron measure more at measure Date: 1612 a line of verse consisting either of four dipodies (as in classical iambic, trochaic, and anapestic verse)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trimeter — noun Etymology: Latin trimetrus, from Greek trimetros having three measures, from tri + metron measure more at measure Date: 1540 a line of verse consisting of three dipodies or three metrical feet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypercatalexis — /huy peuhr kat l ek sis/, n., pl. hypercatalexes / kat l ek seez/. Pros. the addition of one or more syllables after the final foot in a line of verse. [1885 1890; see HYPERCATALECTIC, SIS] * * * ▪ prosody       in prosody, the occurrence of an… …   Universalium

  • tetrameter — /te tram i teuhr/, n. 1. Pros. a verse of four feet. 2. Class Pros. a line consisting of four dipodies in trochaic, iambic, or anapestic meter. adj. 3. Pros. consisting of four metrical feet. [1605 15; < L tetrametrus < Gk tetrámetros having four …   Universalium

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