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" The arsis (or rhythmical stress) requires a long syllable, or the equivalent of a long syllable ; this equivalent is called a resolved stress, and consists of two syllables of which the first is short and the second is light enough to combine with the... "
An Anglo-Saxon Reader - Page 229
by James Wilson Bright - 1891 - 385 pages
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A general view of the sciences and arts, Volume 2

William Jillard Hort - 1822 - 346 pages
...is long, the second short. A spondee consists of two long syllables. An iambus, or iambic, is a foot of two syllables ; of which the first is short, and the second long. But this measurement of versification is quite foreign to the genius of the English language....
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A double grammer, of English and Gaelic

John Forbes (teacher in Edinburgh.) - 1843 - 386 pages
...Iamhus, Trochee, and Anapaest, are the feet most commonly used. An Iambus is a poetic foot consisting of two syllables, of which the first is short, and the second long ; as, explore. SCANNING. — To scan a verse, is to divide it into its component feet. IAMBIC...
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The principles of Gaelic grammar

John Forbes (teacher in Edinburgh.) - 1848 - 288 pages
...Iambus, Trochee, and Anapaest, are the feet most commonly used. An Iambus is a poetic foot consisting of two syllables, of which the first is short and the second long; as, explore. SCANNING.—To scan a verse, is to divide it into its component feet. IAMBIC MEASURE....
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The principal roots of the Greek language

Whitmore Hall - 1850 - 124 pages
...cartilage of the larynx. 14 Thorax] the inward part of the breast. 15 Iambic] a foot in Prosody consisting of two syllables, of which the first is short and the second long. 16 Hieracium] hawkweed, a genus of plants. 17 Illosis] a distortion of the eyes. 18 Ixia] a name...
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The principal roots of the Greek tongue

Whitmore Hall - 1853 - 178 pages
...SUBSTANTIVES. 1 Iambic] from ia^ßos, a metrical foot, is derived iambic ; a foot in prosody consisting of two syllables, of which the first is short and the second long. 2 Illosis] from ¿AAos, eye, is derived illosis ; a distortion of the eyes. — Also from ÎAAos...
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An Anglo-Saxon Reader

James Wilson Bright - 1891 - 410 pages
...an accented and an unaccented part (arsis and thesis). However, two additional forms are employed : a foot of one part only, the arsis ; and a foot of...however the arsis consists of a short syllable. i This chapter is based on the researches of Sievers, published in Paul and Braime'e Beiträge, vole....
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Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 6

1891 - 890 pages
...prosody, and sometimes in English, to verses consisting of the foot or metre called Iambus, consisting of two syllables, of which the first is short, and the second long ( w -). Archilochus (qv) is the reputed inventor of iambic verse. The English language runs more...
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The Standard American Encyclopedia of Arts, Sciences, History ..., Volume 4

John Clark Ridpath - 1897 - 496 pages
...Roman Bacchus, son of Zeus and Semele. See BACCHUS. lam/bic Verse, a term applied to verses consisting of two syllables, of which the first is short and the second long. lam'blichus, the proper name of several persons in classical antiquity, as (1) a king of Emesa,...
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The Columbian Cyclopedia, Volume 15

1897 - 870 pages
...classic prosody, and sometimes in English, poetry having the foot or metre called Iambus, consisting of two syllables, of which the first is short, and the second long (— . • — ). Archilochus (qv) is the reputed inventor of iambic verse. The English language...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia, Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume VI ...

1901 - 924 pages
...prosody, and sometimes in English, to verses consisting of the foot or metre called Iambus, consisting of two syllables, of which the first is short, and the second long (w -). Archilochus (qv) is the reputed inventor of iambic verse. The English language runs more...
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