tribrach


tribrach

tribrach [trahy-brak, trib-rak] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. Prosody. a foot of three short syllables.

Origin of tribrach Latin tribrachys Greek tríbrachys, equivalent to tri- tri- + brachýs short; see brachy- Related formstri·brach·ic, adjectivetri·brach·i·al, adjective Examples from the Web for tribrach Historical Examples of tribrach

  • The Tribrach has all its syllables unaccented: as, “Matrmny, exquisite nss.”

    The Comic English Grammar

    Percival Leigh

  • The Tribrach has all its syllables unaccented: as, Matrmny, exqustenss.

    The Comic English Grammar

    Unknown

  • In place of the Iambus, a Tribrach ( ) may stand in any foot but the last.

    New Latin Grammar

    Charles E. Bennett

  • The Tribrach is a foot of three syllables, all short; and it may be used in the third and fourth places.

    Dissertation on the English Language

    Noah Webster, Jr.

  • The weak feet are those which have the most short syllables or end in a short syllable; as the Pyrrhic, the Trochee, the Tribrach.

    Dissertation on the English Language

    Noah Webster, Jr.

  • British Dictionary definitions for tribrach tribrach 1 noun

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

    Derived Formstribrachic or tribrachial, adjectiveWord Origin for tribrach C16: from Latin tribrachys, from Greek tribrakhus, from tri- + brakhus short tribrach 2 noun

    1. archaeol a three-armed object, esp a flint implement

    Word Origin for tribrach C19: from tri- + Greek brakhiōn arm

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