a metrical foot consisting, in Greek and Latin verse, of one short syllable between two long ones, or, in English verse, of one unaccented syllable between two accented ones (Ex.: | hés?táte |)
Origin of amphimacerfrom Classical Latin amphimacrus from Classical Greek amphimakros, literally , long at both ends from amphi-, amphi- + makros, long: see macro-
A trisyllabic metrical foot having an unaccented or short syllable between two accented or long syllables, as in Peter Pan. Also called cretic .
Origin of amphimacerLatin amphimacrus from Greek amphimakros amphi- amphi- makros long ; see māk- in Indo-European roots.