A word of two syllables is named a dissyllable; as, cat-gut, mu-sic.
We have here an instance of the use of the word prayers as a dissyllable.
The word is koach (pronounced as a dissyllable thus, ko-ach).
But it also occurs as a dissyllable, in which case the line is normal.
Besides many readers would pronounce the word as a dissyllable or an anapæst.
The noun was pronounced aitch, and the plural was a dissyllable; as in Temp.
Therefore, rehu might be a monosyllable, a dissyllable, or a trisyllable.
The lines are happy in inspiration and finished in form, having only one possible defect, the use of "heralding" as a dissyllable.
Therefore, in cambios the combination io might form a dissyllable or a trisyllable.
It will thus be seen that many of Chaucers lines end with a dissyllable, instead of a single syllable.