Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In prosody, wanting the last foot of the last dipody: as, a brachycatalectic verse or line. This term is properly applied only to lines measured by dipodies, such as trochaics and iambics. The ordinary English heroic line, as, for example, Ŏf mān′ s fĭrst dīs │ ŏbēdiĕnce ānd │ thĕ frū it, is an iambic trimeter brachycatalectic, as contrasted with the corresponding acatalectic trimeter, as, Seĕ hōw hĕ līes │ ăt rāndŏm, cāre │ lĕsslȳ dĭffū s′ d.
- n. A verse wanting the last foot of the last dipody.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Gr. & Last. Pros.) A verse wanting two syllables at its termination.
- Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)
“_iambic hepthemimer_ followed by a _trochaic dimeter brachycatalectic_.”
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