Definition of Triseme

1. a type of metrical foot [n -S] : TRISEMIC [adj]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triseme

trisacramentarian
trisagion
trisaturated
triscele
trisceles
trisect
trisected
trisecting
trisection
trisections
trisector
trisectors
trisects
triselenide
triselenides
triseme (current term)
trisemes
trisemic
trisensory
triseralous
triseriate
triservice
trishaw
trishaws
trisilane
trisiloxane
trisiloxanes
trisilver

Literary usage of Triseme

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1. The Verse of Greek Comedy by John Williams White (1912)
"Μ., ยง 10 W.), so a long syllable may be protracted to the value of three, four or five times, and may be designated as a triseme, ..."

2. A Greek Grammar by William Watson Goodwin (1896)
"Thus a triseme (i_ = J.) may represent a trochee (_ w), ... An apparent trochee (i_ w), consisting of a triseme (L_) and a short syllable, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... related to each other in the regular ratio of two to one; the triseme (l_); the tribrach (^ ow); and occasionally, but only in the first foot, or base, ..."

4. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by James Hadley, Frederic De Forest Allen (1912)
"Prolonged long syllables sometimes occur : the triseme ( โ€˜โ€” ), equal to three short syllables ; and the ..."

5. Chapters on Greek Metric by Thomas Dwight Goodell (1901)
"... to a triseme or a tetra- seme โ€” hi other words, kola of dactyls and trochees alone. Following the indications of the ..."

6. A Complete Latin Grammar by Albert Harkness (1898)
"A long syllable has in general twice the value of a short syllable, and is indicated either by the sign _, or by a quarter note in music, '. 2. triseme. ..."

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