proceleusmatic love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A metrical foot consisting of four short syllables.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inciting; animating; encouraging.
  • adj. Consisting of four short syllables; composed of feet of four short syllables each.
  • n. A foot consisting of four short syllables.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inciting; animating; encouraging.
  • In prosody, consisting, as a metrical foot, of four short syllables; of or pertaining to feet so constituted.
  • n. In ancient prosody, a foot consisting of four short times or syllables. The proceleusmatic () is tetrasemic and isorrhythmic.


Ancient Greek? (Wiktionary)



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  • The ancient proceleusmatick song, by which the rowers of gallies were animated, may be supposed to have been of this kind.
    —Johnson, Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland, 'Raasay'

    October 24, 2008