A dactylic origin of V as an open hand, complete with outstretched thumb, has been favoured.
In dactylic hexameter how many of these feet are there in a line?
Miurus, mī-ū′rus, n. a dactylic hexameter with short penultimate syllable.
The metre of the song is dactylic; the accents being on the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th syllables.
This may occur when the accent is on the first syllable of a foot; that is, when the foot is trochaic or dactylic.
That is, if he ever was an infant, and called for his bottle in dactylic hexameter.
Dolichurus, dol-i-kū′rus, n. a dactylic hexameter with a redundant syllable at the end, the sixth foot being a dactyl.
Thus in the Greek Hexameter the dactylic lines—those most abounding in dactyls—serve best to convey the idea of rapid motion.
Young gentlemen, there's a capital start on a fine, sonorous line, dactylic hexameter.
The general anapaestic or dactylic rhythm is much disturbed by the iambic fourth line of the first stanza.
dactylic 1580s, from L. dactylicus, from Gk. daktylikos, from daktylos (see dactyl).