Dactyl

Pronunciation of Dactyl  

English Meaning

A poetical foot of three sylables (— ⌣ ⌣), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; as, L. tëgm&ibreve;n&ebreve;, E. mer\b6ciful; -- so called from the similarity of its arrangement to that of the joints of a finger.

  1. A metrical foot consisting of one accented syllable followed by two unaccented or of one long syllable followed by two short, as in flattery.
  2. A finger, toe, or similar part or structure; a digit.

   

The Usage is actually taken from the Verse(s) of English+Malayalam Holy Bible.

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