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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ancient prosody, consisting of four systems, of which the first and fourth are metrically equivalent and the second and third are also metrical equivalents; inserting between a strophe and its antistrophe a strophe and antistrophe of metrically different form (scheme: a b b′ a′ ); pertaining to or characteristic of such an arrangement: as, a palinodic pericope; the palinodic form of composition. See epodic, mesodic, periodic, proodic.


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