Thursday, 4 April 2013
D is For Dactyl
Welcome to day 4 of the A To Z Challenge.
And today's previously unknown word beginning with the letter D is:
dactyl n prosody a metrical foot of three syllables, one long followed by two short [Greek daktulos finger, comparing the finger's three joints to the three syllables] dactylic adj
And I'll be honest I'm still not sure what it means although I am led to believe it is something to do with poetry - this is the moment when any poets in the audience starting hurling things at me for not knowing what it means... unless of course it has nothing to do with poetry then the poets won't be all that concerned.
I think I'd heard the word before now but after having read the definition I doubt that I've ever known what it meant let alone used the word.
See you tomorrow