Sesquipedal meaning

sĕ-skwĭpĭ-dl
Sesquipedalian.
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Measuring or containing a foot and a half.
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Origin of sesquipedal

  • Latin sēsquipedālis of a foot and a half in length sēsqui- sesqui- pēs ped- foot ped- in Indo-European roots

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

  • sesqui- (“one and a half") +"Ž pedal (“foot, of the foot").

    From Wiktionary