Definition of trochaeus
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trochaeus, trochaeī
trochaeus
τροχαῖος
noun (m., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. A metrical foot of two syllables, a long and a short
  2. Another name for the, a metrical foot of three short syllables
Abbreviations
trochaeus, i, m., = τροχαῖος (cf. Mart. Cap. 9, § 988). A metrical foot of two syllables, a long and a short (

— ˘), a trochee, Cic. de Or. 3, 47, 182; Quint. 9, 4, 80; Prud. στεφ. 8 praef.

— Another name for the tribrachys, a metrical foot of three short syllables (˘ ˘ ˘), a tribrach, Cic. Or. 57, 193; Quint. 9, 4, 82.
 
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