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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  • dipody — [dip′ə dē] n. pl. dipodies [LL dipodia < Gr < di , twice + pous (gen. podos), FOOT] Prosody a metrical unit consisting of two feet dipodic [dī päd′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • dipody — noun (plural dies) Etymology: Late Latin dipodia, from Greek, from dipod , dipous having two feet, from di + pod , pous Date: circa 1844 a prosodic unit or measure of two feet • dipodic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dipody — См. dipodìa …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • dipody — noun a poetic unit of two feet …   Wiktionary

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

  • dipody — dip·o·dy …   English syllables

  • dipody — dip•o•dy [[t]ˈdɪp ə di[/t]] n. pl. dies pro a prosodic group of two feet • Etymology: 1835–45; < LL dipodia < Gk dipodia=dipod (s. of dípous) two footed (see di I, pod) + ia y III di•pod•ic daɪˈpɒd ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • dipody — /ˈdɪpədi/ (say dipuhdee) noun (plural dipodies) a group of two metrical feet. {di 1 + pod + y3} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dipody —   n. verse measure of two feet; dimeter …   Dictionary of difficult words

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