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cretic


cretic


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cretic  \Cre"tic\  (kr[=e]"t[i^]k),  n.  [L.  Creticus  (sc.  pes 
  foot),  Gr  Kritiko`s  (sc.  poy`s  foot),  prop.,  a  Cretan 
  (metrical)  foot.]  (Gr.  &  Lat.  Pros.) 
  A  poetic  foot,  composed  of  one  short  syllable  between  two 
  long  ones  (-  [crescent]  -).  --Bentley.