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- n. In prosody, a foot composed of one short and two long syllables, with the ictus on the first long, as in ăvā′ rī, ăbōve′ bōard. See antibacchius and hemiolic. [Before the Alexandrine period
Βακχει%128οςmeant the )Ιωνικός (see Ionic) or the χορίαμβος (see choriamb.) Beginning with that period, the Βακχει%26οςwas , and ὑποβάκχειος( ἀντιβάκχειος, παλιυβάκχειος) . Hephæstion, Quintilian, and other writers invert this, and make the Βακχει%26ος , and παλιμβάκχειος(etc.) .]
- n. prosody A metrical foot composed of a short syllable and two long ones; according to some, two long and a short.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Pros.) A metrical foot composed of a short syllable and two long ones; according to some, two long and a short.
“For your foote bacchius of a short & two long ye haue these and the like words trisillables [lamenting] [requesting] [renouncing] [repentance] [entering].”
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