Pri`a*pe"an (?), n. [Cf. L. Priapeius pertaining to Priapus.] Lat. Pros.

A species of hexameter verse so constructed as to be divisible into two portions of three feet each, having generally a trochee in the first and the fourth foot, and an amphimacer in the third; -- applied also to a regular hexameter verse when so constructed as to be divisible into two portions of three feet each.

Andrews.

 

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