penthemimeral

penthemimeral

(ˌpɛnθɪˈmɪmərəl)
adj
(of a caesura) occurring after the first penthemimer of a poetic line, i.e. in the middle of the third foot
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3, on which see below) or use of ritual formulae, and no expressions calqued from Homer.(27) The penthemimeral caesura is regular, and is followed by a hephthemimeral caesura in five of the six lines.
It is confined to examples relevant to the present discussion, the repetition of a noun in a different inflexion.(13) Those in which the nouns stand before the penthemimeral caesura and at the end of the verse, as in our passage, are marked with*.