Origin of quadrisyllable
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For the quadrisyllable ending to the pentameter, see at ii 10 Alcinoo (p 164).
Quadrisyllable, kwod-ri-sil′a-bl n. a word consisting of four syllables.
For Ovid's use of quadrisyllable endings for pentameters, see at ii 10 Alcinoo (p 164).
They are, in the way of metre, choriambics; and a choriambic is a quadrisyllable foot.Opuscula|Robert Gordon Latham
But Alexandrides lengthens the word into a quadrisyllable, and calls it .