amphimacer

amphimacer

[am-fim-uh-ser]
noun Prosody.
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:
1580–90; < Latin amphimacrus < Greek amphímakros long at both ends. See amphi-, macro-; cf. amphibrach

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amphimacer (æmˈfɪməsə)
 
n
prosody another word for cretic
 
[C16: from Latin amphimacrus, from Greek amphimakros both ends being long, from amphi- + makros long]

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