antibacchius

[ an-ti-buh-kahy-uh s ]
/ ˌæn tɪ bəˈkaɪ əs /

noun, plural an·ti·bac·chi·i [an-ti-buh-kahy-ahy, -kahy-ee] /ˌæn tɪ bəˈkaɪ aɪ, -ˈkaɪ i/. Prosody.

a foot of three syllables that in quantitative meter consists of two long syllables followed by a short one, and that in accentual meter consists of two stressed syllables followed by an unstressed one.

Nearby words

  1. antiarrhythmic,
  2. antiart,
  3. antiarthritic,
  4. antiatom,
  5. antiauxin,
  6. antibacterial,
  7. antiballistic,
  8. antiballistic missile,
  9. antiballistic missile treaty,
  10. antibaryon

Compare bacchius.

Origin of antibacchius

1580–90; < Late Latin < Greek antibákcheios. See anti-, bacchius

Related formsan·ti·bac·chic [an-ti-bak-ik] /ˌæn tɪˈbæk ɪk/, adjective

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