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antibacchius

[an-ti-buh-kahy-uh s] /ˌæn tɪ bəˈkaɪ əs/
noun, plural antibacchii
[an-ti-buh-kahy-ahy, -kahy-ee] /ˌæn tɪ bəˈkaɪ aɪ, -ˈkaɪ i/ (Show IPA).
Prosody
1.
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
1580-1590
1580-90; < Late Latin < Greek antibákcheios. See anti-, bacchius
Related forms
antibacchic
[an-ti-bak-ik] /ˌæn tɪˈbæk ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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