amphimacer[am fim′ə sər]
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.: |hésĭtáte|)
Origin of amphimacer; from 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.