from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A word of more than two syllables.
- Of more than two syllables: as, a hyperdissyllable participle.
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To be consistent, a tutor should take the same proleptical course with regard to the prosody of the Latin language: every Latin hyperdissyllable is manifestly accentuated according to the following law: if the penultimate be long, that syllable inevitably claims the accent; if short, inevitably it rejects it -- _i.e. _ gives it to the ante-penultimate.