The syllable which receives the ictus is called the thesis; the rest of the foot is called the arsis.
The conclusion is that "ictus in conflict requires a pitch-accent."
In so far as a mere trick of emphasis may serve to distinguish problems, this ictus indicates the sociological starting-point.
The points which seem to mark the ictus, or rhythmical accent, are found on the first syllable of each of these two feet.
The metrical accent or ictus was marked in ancient notation by points placed over the accented syllable.
Havena I missed the chance to turn out as clarissimus an ictus, as auld Grunwiggin himself?
ictus ic·tus (ĭk'təs)
n. pl. ictus or ic·tus·es
A sudden attack, stroke, or seizure.