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EtymologyEdit

Latin caesūra (cutting, hewing), from caesus, perfect passive participle of caedō (I cut down, hew).

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NounEdit

caesura (plural caesuras or caesurae)

  1. A pause or interruption in a poem, music, building, or other work of art.
  2. (Classical prosody) Using two words to divide a metrical foot.
  3. (typography) The caesura mark or ||.
  4. (rarely) A break of an era or other measure of history and time; where one era ends and another begins.

Usage notesEdit

In poetry bearing caesuras, it is marked by a double vertical line.

SynonymsEdit

  • (typography): virgule (in its obsolete form as a single slash)

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From caedō +‎ -tūra.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

caesūra f (genitive caesūrae); first declension

  1. a cutting, felling, hewing down
  2. a pause in a verse, caesura

DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative caesūra caesūrae
Genitive caesūrae caesūrārum
Dative caesūrae caesūrīs
Accusative caesūram caesūrās
Ablative caesūrā caesūrīs
Vocative caesūra caesūrae

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