from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having four syllables.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Having four syllables; of or pertaining to quadrisyllables.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of four syllables; pertaining to or consisting of quadrisyllables.
This distribution contrasts with Ovid's increasing fondness in the _Ex Ponto_ for trisyllabic and quadrisyllabic endings, for which see at ix 26 _tegeret_ and ii 10 _Alcinoo_.
The fifteen other instances in the _Ex Ponto_ of quadrisyllabic pentameter-endings are II ii 6 _perlegere_, ii 70 _imperium_, iii 18
Two quadrisyllabic endings occur in the later books of the _Fasti_: V 582 _fluminibus_ and VI 660
_penna_ vs. _pinna_, 28, 203 pentameter endings trisyllabic, 294 quadrisyllabic, 164-166 pentasyllabic, 181-182 perfect subjunctive vs. future perfect indicative forms, 215 polyptoton, Ovid's use of, 278, 378
In the first five books of the _Tristia_ there are eight such endings, in the first three books of the _Ex Ponto_ there are seven, while in the fourth book there are no less than fourteen instances of quadrisyllabic endings: nearly as many as in all the rest of Ovid's corpus put together. [
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