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amphimacer

[am-fim-uh-ser] /æmˈfɪm ə sər/
noun, Prosody
1.
a trisyllabic foot, the arrangement of the syllables of which is long, short, long in quantitative meter, or stressed, unstressed, stressed in accentual meter, as anodyne, an accentual amphimacer.
Also called cretic.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin amphimacrus < Greek amphímakros long at both ends. See amphi-, macro-; cf. amphibrach
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British Dictionary definitions for amphimacer

amphimacer

/æmˈfɪməsə/
noun
1.
(prosody) another word for cretic
Word Origin
C16: from Latin amphimacrus, from Greek amphimakros both ends being long, from amphi- + makros long
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