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tribrach

[ trahy-brak, trib-rak ]
/ ˈtraɪ bræk, ˈtrɪb ræk /
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noun

Prosody. a foot of three short syllables.

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Origin of tribrach

<Latin tribrachys<Greek tríbrachys, equivalent to tri-tri- + brachýs short; see brachy-

OTHER WORDS FROM tribrach

tri·brach·ic, adjectivetri·brach·i·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tribrach (1 of 2)

tribrach1
/ (ˈtraɪbræk, ˈtrɪb-) /

noun

prosody a metrical foot of three short syllables (◡ ◡ ◡)

Derived forms of tribrach

tribrachic or tribrachial, adjective

Word Origin for tribrach

C16: from Latin tribrachys, from Greek tribrakhus, from tri- + brakhus short

British Dictionary definitions for tribrach (2 of 2)

tribrach2
/ (ˈtrɪbræk) /

noun

archaeol a three-armed object, esp a flint implement

Word Origin for tribrach

C19: from tri- + Greek brakhiōn arm
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