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hexămĕter (hexămetrus , Ter. Maur. p. 2430 P.), tri, m., = ἑξάμετρος (of six measures), with or without versus,
I.a verse consisting of six feet, a hexameter: versus, Lucil. ap. Porphyr. Hor. S. 1, 5, 87; so, “metrum,Isid. 1, 38, 6: “Antipater ille Sidonius solitus est versus hexametros aliosque variis modis atque numeris fundere ex tempore,Cic. de Or. 3, 50, 194: “hexametrorum instar versuum,id. Or. 66, 222: “liber scriptus ab eo hexametris versibus,Suet. Aug. 85: “in longis versibus qui hexametri dicuntur,Gell. 18, 15, 1 (cf. Enn. ap. Cic. Leg. 2, 27, 68): “initium hexametri,Quint. 9, 4, 78; cf. “§ 74: finis hexametri,id. 9, 4, 75; Ter. Maur. p. 2441: “iambicus,whose sixth foot is an iambus, Diom. p. 516 P.
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