cretic

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cre·tic

 (krē′tĭk)
[Latin Crēticus, of Crete, Cretic foot, from Crēta, Crete.]

cretic

(ˈkriːtɪk)
n
(Poetry) prosody a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first long, the second short, and the third long (¯˘¯). Also called: amphimacer Compare amphibrach
[C16: from Latin crēticus consisting of the amphimacer, literally: Cretan, from Greek krētikos, from Krētē Crete]