Spondee

Spon"dee

(spn"d), n. [L. spondeus, Gr. (sc. ), fr. a drink offering, libation, fr. to pour out, make a libation: cf. F. sponde. So called because at libations slow, solemn melodies were used, chiefly in this meter.] (Pros.) A poetic foot of two long syllables, as in the Latin word lgs.
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