Gradus meaning

grādəs
A dictionary of prosody for help in writing Greek or Latin poetry.
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A book of piano studies, études, etc. arranged in a progressive order of difficulty.
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A handbook used as an aid in a difficult art or practice, specifically, a dictionary of Greek or Latin prosody used as a guide in writing of poetry in Greek or Latin.
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Origin of gradus

  • From Gradus ad Parnassum (Latin, literally, a step to Parnassus), a 17th century prosody dictionary long used in British schools.
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