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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ancient prosody, marked by special beating of time (as with the foot): a distinctive epithet of a pæonic foot of doubled or decasemic magnitude, in contradistinction to the pæon diagyios (see diagyios), or ordinary pæonic foot of pentasemic magnitude, commonly called the cretic.
  • n. The decasemic pæon (pæon epibatus). See I.

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