Ictus meaning

ĭktəs
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A sudden attack, blow, stroke, or seizure.
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The accent that falls on a stressed syllable in a line of scanned verse.
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Rhythmic or metrical stress, or accent.
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A convulsion, stroke, or sudden attack.
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A sudden attack, blow, stroke, or seizure.
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The pulse.
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(medicine) A sudden attack, blow, stroke, or seizure, as in a sunstroke, the sting of an insect, pulsation of an artery, etc.
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(prosody) The stress of voice laid upon an accented syllable of a word. Compare arsis.
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Origin of ictus

  • Latin stroke from past participle of īcere to strike

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

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

    From Wiktionary