Definitions

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  • noun measure (poetic)
  • noun by extension sphere of influence

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek μέτρον

Examples

  • The basic length unit was called a "meter," for the Greek word metron , meaning "measure"—to make it sound more universal than French.

    The Perfected Yardstick

  • Meeter and measure is all one, for what the Greeks call metron, the Latines call Mensura, and is but the quantitie of a verse, either long or short.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Or how about the ancient Greeks, whose metron, “measure,” cruised through Latin to Bruhn as meter?

    The English Is Coming!

  • Or how about the ancient Greeks, whose metron, “measure,” cruised through Latin to Bruhn as meter?

    The English Is Coming!

  • It comes partly from the Latin metrum (meaning poetic meter or an object used formeasuring), and partly from the Greek metron (poetic meter, measure, rule, length, size).

    The Grammarphobia Blog » Blog Archive » Franglais speaking

  • Today, we must remind ourselves that the safety of the world rests upon the realization that our fates are intertwined in a relation that requires balance and equilibrium, a blend of harmony, based on the essence of measure, of metron.

    Amb. Alexandros P. Mallias: A New Beginning and the Wisdom of the Past: Why the Greek Classics are Still Relevant

  • The middle syllable is met, its root in the Greek metron, “measure,” which acts as a fulcrum in a nicely balanced word.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • The middle syllable is met, its root in the Greek metron, “measure,” which acts as a fulcrum in a nicely balanced word.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Delphic maxims, the pre-Socratic search for balance and proportion in the physical universe, the myths of hybris in lyric and tragic poetry, and Plato's efforts in the Philebus to apply an absolute metron (“measure”) to moral decisions.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • * Ou gar epeidan pampan akatalepton to Theion dia touto pou pantos medolos zetein peri autou proseken, all 'en rastone ton tou biou katanaliskein chronon; kata de to metron to merithen ekasto para tou kuriou, tes gnoseos ten exetasin philoponos poieisthai; hoti men akatalepton akribos pepeismenous; eph' hoson de choroumen dia tes theorias, heautous ekeino sunaptontas: [4948] 1

    Pneumatologia

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