tribrachic

tribrach

[trahy-brak, trib-rak]
noun
Prosody. a foot of three short syllables.

Origin:
< Latin tribrachys < Greek tríbrachys, equivalent to tri- tri- + brachýs short; see brachy-

tribrachic, adjective
tribrachial, adjective
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tribrach1 (ˈtraɪbræk, ˈtrɪb-)
 
n
prosody a metrical foot of three short syllables (⏑⏑⏑)
 
[C16: from Latin tribrachys, from Greek tribrakhus, from tri- + brakhus short]
 
tri'brachic1
 
adj
 
tri'brachial1
 
adj

tribrach2 (ˈtrɪbræk)
 
n
archaeol a three-armed object, esp a flint implement
 
[C19: from tri- + Greek brakhiōn arm]

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