Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In prosody, a half-foot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Pros.) A half foot in poetry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun poetry Half of a metrical foot.

Etymologies

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Latin semipes, semipedis; prefix semi- half + pes, pedis, a foot.

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