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τρίμετρος [ι^], ον, of verses,
A.consisting of three μέτρα; i. e. in iambics, trochaics, and anapaestics, of three συζυγίαι (of two feet each); but in dactylics, etc., of three single feet: hence the iambic verse of six feet is called by the Greeks ἴαμβος τρίμετρος, Hdt.1.12; so τόνος τ. trimeter verse, ib.174; “ἔπη τ.Pl.Lg.810e; τρίμετρον, τό, Ar.Nu.642, Arist.Po.1447b11 (pl.).
II. τρίμετρος, , a measure of capacity for oil, IG14.422 iii 44 (Tauromenium).
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    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 642
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1447b.11
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.12
    • Plato, Laws, 810e
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