Definition of Epitrite

1. n. A foot consisting of three long syllables and one short syllable.



Definition of Epitrite

1. Noun. (poetry Ancient Greek and Latin prosody) A metrical foot consisting of three long syllables and one short syllable. ¹

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Definition of Epitrite

1. a poetic rhythm pattern [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epitrite

epitomizing
epitomy
epitonic
epitopal
epitope
epitope library
epitope mapping
epitopes
epitopic
epitoxoid
epitrachelion
epitrachelions
epitrichial
epitrichial layer
epitrichium
epitrite (current term)
epitrites
epitrochlea
epitrochlear
epitrochlear nodes
epitrochlearis
epitrochleas
epitrochoid
epitrochoidal engine
epitrochoids
epitrope
epituberculosis
epituberculous infiltration
epitympanic
epitympanic recess

Literary usage of Epitrite

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1. Res Metrica: An Introduction to the Study of Greek & Roman Versification by William Ross Hardie (1920)
"The type of metre which has often been called ' dactylo-epitrite' consisted, on that theory, of separate short groups of dactyls, interspersed with the ..."

2. Sophocles: the plays and fragments, ed. with Engl. notes and intr. by L by Sophocles (1879)
"... solemnity of the prevailing di- excited hope, which changes, in line 7 of trochaic (or epitrite) rhythm is relieved the strophe, into pious aspiration. ..."

3. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, Henry Jackson (1890)
"There is one variation of the epitrite so beautifully employed by Pindar that I cannot help pausing to remark upon it though it is not germane to the matter ..."

4. Studies in Honor of Basil L. Gildersleeve by Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (1902)
"6, 2 and 22, 2, which might be taken as dactylo-epitrite, especially the former ... been an epitrite line ; if so, we have syncopation of the last two feet. ..."

5. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1880)
"First epitrite, iambus and spondee, ... Second epitrite, trochee and spondee, ... Fourth epitrite, spondee and trochee, ..."

6. The Verse of Greek Comedy by John Williams White (1912)
"but the short syllable of the epitrite, which was ' irrational," that of one and ... Westphal varied this by giving the trochee of the epitrite the value of ..."

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