antibacchius

antibacchius

[an-ti-buh-kahy-uhs]
noun, plural antibacchii [an-ti-buh-kahy-ahy, -kahy-ee] . Prosody.
a foot of three syllables that in quantitative meter consists of two long syllables followed by a short one, and that in accentual meter consists of two stressed syllables followed by an unstressed one.
Compare bacchius.


Origin:
1580–90; < Late Latin < Greek antibákcheios. See anti-, bacchius

antibacchic [an-ti-bak-ik] , adjective
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