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dipody

[dip-uh-dee] /ˈdɪp ə di/
noun, plural dipodies. Prosody
1.
a group of two feet in English poetry, in which one of the two accented syllables bears primary stress and the other bears secondary stress, used as a prosodic measurement in iambic, trochaic, and anapestic verse.
2.
a prosodic measurement of two feet in classical Greek and Latin poetry.
Origin
1835-1845
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
Related forms
dipodic
[dahy-pod-ik] /daɪˈpɒd ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dip-odic

dipody

/ˈdɪpədɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
(prosody) a metrical unit consisting of two feet
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin dipodia, from Greek di-1 + pous foot
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