[ suh-nair-ee-uhs ]
/ səˈnɛər i əs /
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noun, plural se·nar·i·i [suh-nair-ee-ahy, -nair-ee-ee]. /səˈnɛər iˌaɪ, -ˈnɛər iˌi/.
Classical Prosody. a Latin verse of six feet, especially an iambic trimeter.
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Origin of senarius
First recorded in 1540–50; from Latin sēnārius, equivalent to sēn(ī) “six each” (distributive numeral of sex “six”) + -ārius adjective suffix; see -ary
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How to use senarius in a sentence
In the Theagês, p. 125, the senarius σοφοὶ τύραννοι τῶν σοφῶν συνουσίᾳ is cited as a verse of Euripides.
As soon as the suspense is over, it drops to the iambic senarius.The Common People of Ancient Rome|Frank Frost Abbott