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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Latin verse used only in comedy and consisting of seven feet, especially a catalectic iambic or trochaic tetrameter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Latin pros., a verse consisting of seven feet.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin septēnārius, of seven, from septēnī, seven each, from septem, seven; see septennial.]

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