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A metrical foot of one long syllable and three short syllables in any order.
- ‘Take notice that the outriding feet are not to be confused with dactyls or paeons, though sometimes the line might be scanned either way.’
- ‘Still, the first paeon can be heard as a regular, distinct element, especially in the first version of the poem.’
Early 17th century: via Latin from Greek paiōn, the Attic form of paian ‘hymn of thanksgiving to Apollo’ (see paean).
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