Ictus Definition

ĭktəs
ictuses
noun
Rhythmic or metrical stress, or accent.
Webster's New World
A convulsion, stroke, or sudden attack.
Webster's New World
The accent that falls on a stressed syllable in a line of scanned verse.
American Heritage

The pulse.

Wiktionary

(prosody) The stress of voice laid upon an accented syllable of a word. Compare arsis.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
raptusseizure
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Other Word Forms of Ictus

Noun

Singular:
ictus
Plural:
ictuses

Origin of Ictus

  • From the Latin ictus (“a blow”), from īcio (“I hit, strike, or smite”; “I stab or sting”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin stroke from past participle of īcere to strike

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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