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dactyl

dactyl a metrical foot consisting of one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables or (in Greek and Latin) one long syllable followed by two short syllables. Recorded from late Middle English, the word comes via Latin from Greek daktulos, literally ‘finger’, the three bones of the finger corresponding to the three syllables.

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dac·tyl / ˈdaktl/ • n. Prosody a metrical foot consisting of one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables or (in Greek and Latin) one long syllable followed by two short syllables.

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dactyl †date (fruit); (pros.) the foot — ‿‿. XIV. — L. dactylus — Gr. dáktulos finger, date, dactyl.
So dactylic XVI.

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Dactyl

Dactyl See IDA.

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