hemiolic


hemiolic
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Etymology: Latin hemiolius (from Greek hēmiolios) + English -ic
in classical prosody of, relating to, or characterized by the proportion of three to two; especially : characterized by such a proportion between thesis and arsis

a hemiolic foot

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hemiolic /-olˈ/ adjective
In or based on the ratio of 3 to 2, as the paeonic foot
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Main Entry:hemi-

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