tetrapody

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tetrapody

(tɛˈtræpədɪ)
n, pl -dies
(Poetry) prosody a metrical unit consisting of four feet
tetrapodic adj
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tetrapody

a verse of other measure having four metrical feet.
See also: Verse
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archilochean In classical poetry, one of several different verse forms ascribed to the Greek poet Archilochus, including the greater archilochean (a line composed of a dactylic tetrapody followed by a trochaic tripody) and the lesser archilochean (a dactylic tripody catalectic).
When trochaic or iambic verse is measured by single feet it is called tripody (three feet), tetrapody (four feet), hexapody (six feet).