from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient prosody: The metrical continuity which regularly exists between the successive cola of the same period.
- n. Elision or synalephe, at the end of a line or period, of the final vowel of a dactylic hexameter before the initial vowel of the next; episynalephe. Also synapheia.
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The _synaphea_ peculiar to this metre is neglected by him, and the rule that each system should close with a _paroemiac_ or _dimeter catalectic_ is constantly violated.