paeon

paeon

[pee-uhn, -on]
noun
Classical Prosody. a foot of one long and three short syllables in any order.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin paeōn < Greek paiōn, Attic variant of paiā́n; see paean

paean, paeon, peon.
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paeon (ˈpiːən)
 
n
prosody a metrical foot of four syllables, with one long one and three short ones in any order
 
[C17: via Latin paeon from Greek paiōn; variant of paean]
 
pae'onic
 
adj

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