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proceleusmatic

[pros-uh-loos-mat-ik, proh-suh-] /ˌprɒs ə lusˈmæt ɪk, ˌproʊ sə-/
adjective
1.
inciting, animating, or inspiring.
2.
Prosody.
  1. noting a metrical foot of four short syllables.
  2. pertaining to or consisting of feet of this kind.
noun
3.
Prosody. a proceleusmatic foot.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Late Latin proceleusmaticus < Greek prokeleusmatikós literally, calling for incitement, equivalent to pro- pro-2 + keleusmat- (stem of kéleusma summons, derivative of keleúein to rouse to action) + -ikos -ic
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proceleusmatic

/ˌprɒsɪluːsˈmætɪk/
adjective
1.
denoting or consisting of a metrical foot of four short syllables
noun
2.
a proceleusmatic metrical foot
Word Origin
C18: from Late Latin proceleusmaticus, from Greek prokeleusmatikos, from prokeleuein to drive on, from pro-² + keleuein to give orders
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