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ANAPAEST (from Gr. ava1raulros, rever...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 914 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANAPAEST (from Gr. ava1raulros, reversed), a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first two short and the third long and accented; so called as the reverse of a dactyl, which has the first a long syllable, followed by two short ones. An anapaestic verse is one which only contains, or is mostly made up of, anapaestic feet.
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