Definition of Dipody

1. n. Two metrical feet taken together, or included in one measure.



Definition of Dipody

1. Noun. a poetic unit of two metrical feet ¹

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Definition of Dipody

1. a dimeter [n -DIES] : DIPODIC [adj] - See also: dimeter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dipody

dipmein
dipnet
dipnets
dipnetted
dipnetting
dipneumona
dipnoan
dipnoans
dipnoi
dipnoous
dipodal
dipodia
dipodic
dipodies
dipodomys
dipody (current term)
dipolar
dipolar buffer
dipolar ions
dipolarophile
dipolarophiles
dipolarophilic
dipole
dipole antenna
dipole molecule
dipole moment
dipole theory
dipole wave
dipole waves
dipoles

Literary usage of Dipody

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1. The Nature of Harmony and Metre by Moritz Hauptmann (1888)
"This metrical duality of members is commonly called a dipody. If we wished to substitute the expression 'two-foot,' yet the three-membered unity, ..."

2. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1866)
"... pause is at the end of the fourth foot, and the incomplete dipody admits no equivalents ... dipody ..."

3. The Metres of the Greeks and Romans: A Manual for Schools and Private Study by Eduard Munk (1844)
"... rhythms never terminate with a pure ionic, on account of its want of a close, but always with a trochaic dipody. ..."

4. Grammar of the Greek Language: For the Use of High Schools and Colleges by Raphael K├╝hner (1872)
"An anapaest docs not follow a dactyl in the same dipody ; generally a dactyl docs not follow nn anapaest or spondee in the same ..."

5. Res Metrica: An Introduction to the Study of Greek & Roman Versification by William Ross Hardie (1920)
"... verse : ie the unit of measurement is not one foot, but a pair or dipody. Iambic and trochaic verse were so divided and described by the Greeks (see p. ..."

6. Essays Philological and Critical: Selected from the Papers by James Hadley (1873)
"It is probable that the first dipody had the strongest accent, the second a weaker ... But it is a question what part of the dipody received the accent, ..."

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