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proceleusmatic

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EtymologyEdit

Latin proceleusmaticus, from Ancient Greek προκελευσματικὸς (prokeleusmatikòs), to rouse to action beforehand, to incite.

NounEdit

proceleusmatic (plural proceleusmatics)

  1. (poetry) A metrical foot consisting of four short syllables.

AdjectiveEdit

proceleusmatic (comparative more proceleusmatic, superlative most proceleusmatic)

  1. Inciting; animating; encouraging.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  2. (poetry, not comparable) Consisting of four short syllables; composed of metrical feet of four short syllables each.

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