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Webster 1913 Edition


Bacchius


Bac-chi′us

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Bacchii
.
[L.
Bacchius
pes, Gr.
ὁ Βακχεῖοσ
(sc.
πούσ
foot).]
(Pros.)
A metrical foot composed of a short syllable and two long ones; according to some, two long and a short.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bacchius

BAC'CHIUS

,
Noun.
In ancient poetry, a foot composed of a short syllable and two long ones; as in avari.

Definition 2022


bacchius

bacchius

English

Noun

bacchius (plural bacchii)

  1. (prosody) A metrical foot composed of a short syllable and two long ones; according to some, two long and a short.

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References

  • bacchius in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913