Hypercatalexis meaning

(poetry) Adding one or two syllables to the last foot of a verse.
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Origin of hypercatalexis

  • Coined in the late 1880s as Back-formation from hypercatalectic., from Latin hypercatalēcticus, from Ancient Greek [script?] (hyperkatalēktikos), from [script?] (hyper) + [script?] (katalēktikos, “incomplete”)
    From Wiktionary