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Foot
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3121-9104
2014 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics / [ed] Georgios K. Giannakis, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2014, , 5 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The foot (Gk. poús) in poetic meter typically refers to the unit made up of two metrical positions, which carries a name like iamb, trochee, dactyl, spondee, or anapest. Meters are usually referred to in terms of what is taken to be the canonical form of the verse foot, plus a specification of line length in terms of metron (dactylic hexameter, iambic trimeter, spondaic pentameter, etc.). Feet in meter correspond roughly to prosodic words in phonology.

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Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2014. , 5 p.
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Classical Languages; Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-114420ISBN: 9789004225978 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-114420DiVA: diva2:792361
Available from: 2015-03-03 Created: 2015-03-03 Last updated: 2015-11-30Bibliographically approved

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