Gr. & Latin Prosody a foot of three short syllables and one long syllable occurring in any order
Origin of paeonClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek (Attic) pai?n, paean
In quantitative verse, a foot of one long syllable and three short syllables occurring in any order.
Origin of paeonLatin pae&omacron;n, from Greek pai&omacron;n, from paian, pai&omacron;n, paean; see paean.