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tetrabrach

[te-truh-brak] /ˈtɛ trəˌbræk/
noun, Classical Prosody
1.
a metrical foot or word of four short syllables.
Origin
< Greek tetrábrachys having four short syllables. See tetra-, brachy-
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tetrabrach

/ˈtɛtrəˌbræk/
noun
1.
(in classical prosody) a word or metrical foot composed of four short syllables (◡ ◡ ◡ ◡)
Word Origin
C19: from Greek tetrabrakhus, from tetra- + brakhus short
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