noun Etymology: Latin anapaestus, from Greek anapaistos, literally, struck back (a dactyl reversed), from ana- + -paistos, verbal of paiein to strike Date: circa 1678 a metrical foot consisting of two short syllables followed by one long syllable or of two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed syllable (as unaware) • anapestic adjective or noun

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  • anapest — ANAPÉST, anapeşti, s.m. (În versificaţia greco latină) Unitate metrică formată din două silabe scurte urmate de una lungă; (în metrica modernă) unitate metrică alcătuită din două silabe neaccentuate urmate de una accentuată. – Din fr. anapeste,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Anapest — An a*pest, n. [L. anapaestus, Gr. ? an anapest, i.e., a dactyl reserved, or, as it were, struck back; fr. ?; ? back + ? to strike.] 1. (Pros.) A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first two short, or unaccented, the last long, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anapest — (n.) also anapaest, two short syllables followed by a long one, 1670s, from L. anapestus, from Gk. anapaistos struck back, rebounding, verbal adjective from anapaiein to strike back, from ana back (see ANA (Cf. ana )) + paiein to strike, from PIE …   Etymology dictionary

  • anapest — anàpest m DEFINICIJA jez. knjiž. u metrici, trosložna stopa od dva kratka i trećim dugim ili naglašenim slogom ETIMOLOGIJA grč. anápaistos: udaren natrag, preokrenut …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • anapest — or anapaest [an′ə pest΄] n. [L anapaestus < Gr anapaistos < ana , back + paiein, to strike: so called from reversing the dactyl] 1. a metrical foot consisting, in Greek and Latin verse, of two short syllables followed by a long one, or, as… …   English World dictionary

  • anapest — anapestic, anapaestic, adj. anapestically, anapaestically, adv. /an euh pest /, n. Pros. a foot of three syllables, two short followed by one long in quantitative meter, and two unstressed followed by one stressed in accentual meter, as in for… …   Universalium

  • anapest — noun /ˈænəpɛst/ a) A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, two short and one long (e.g the word velveteen ). b) A fragment, phrase or line of poetry or verse using this meter; e.g. “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the …   Wiktionary

  • anapest — Synonyms and related words: Alexandrine, accent, accentuation, amphibrach, amphimacer, anacrusis, antispast, arsis, bacchius, beat, cadence, caesura, catalexis, chloriamb, chloriambus, colon, counterpoint, cretic, dactyl, dactylic hexameter,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • anapest — a|na|pest Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • anapést — s. m., pl. anapéşti …   Romanian orthography

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