tribrachic, adj.tribrachial, adj.
/truy"brak, trib"rak/, n.
Pros. a foot of three short syllables.
[ < L tribrachys < Gk tríbrachys, equiv. to tri- TRI- + brachýs short; see BRACHY-]

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