DIP-ODIC

dipody

[dip-uh-dee]
noun, plural dipodies. Prosody.
a group of two feet, especially, in accentual verse, in which one of the two accented syllables bears primary stress and the other bears secondary stress.

Origin:
1835–45; < Late Latin dipodia < Greek: the quality of having two feet, equivalent to dipod- (stem of dípous) two-footed (see di-1, -pod) + -ia -y3

dipodic [dahy-pod-ik] , adjective
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dipody (ˈdɪpədɪ)
 
n , pl -dies
prosody a metrical unit consisting of two feet
 
[C19: from Late Latin dipodia, from Greek di-1 + pous foot]

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