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Meaning of CRETIC

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cre"tic\ (kr[=e]"t[i^]k), n. [L. Creticus (sc. pes
foot), Gr. Kritiko`s (sc. poy`s foot), prop., a Cretan
(metrical) foot.] (Gr. & Lat. Pros.)
A poetic foot, composed of one short syllable between two
long ones (- [crescent] -). --Bentley.

 

 

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