from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In ancient prosody, pertaining to or constituting a group of two and a half feet.
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For I had replied to Robin now, with all the weight and cadence of penthemimeral caesura (a thing, the name of which I know, but could never make head nor tail of it), and the strife began in a serious style, and the boys looking on were not cheated.
In the iambic trimeter (consisting of three dipodia or pairs of feet), both in Greek and Latin, the most usual caesura is the penthemimeral; next, the hephthemimeral:
In the pentameter verse of the elegiac distich the caesura is always penthemimeral.
In Greek and Latin hexameters the best and most common caesura is the penthemimeral (_i. e.