A dactylic origin of V as an open hand, complete with outstretched thumb, has been favoured.
In dactylic hexameter how many of these feet are there in a line?
Miurus, mī-ū′rus, n. a dactylic hexameter with short penultimate syllable.
The metre of the song is dactylic; the accents being on the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th syllables.
This may occur when the accent is on the first syllable of a foot; that is, when the foot is trochaic or dactylic.
That is, if he ever was an infant, and called for his bottle in dactylic hexameter.
Dolichurus, dol-i-kū′rus, n. a dactylic hexameter with a redundant syllable at the end, the sixth foot being a dactyl.
Thus in the Greek Hexameter the dactylic lines—those most abounding in dactyls—serve best to convey the idea of rapid motion.
Young gentlemen, there's a capital start on a fine, sonorous line, dactylic hexameter.
These consisted of a mixture of dactylic and anapæstic with trochaic feet.