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Cretaceous
Cretaceous acid
Cretaceous formation
Cretaceous period
Cretaceously
Cretacic
Cretan
cretan dittany
Cretan rockrose
Crete
crete dittany
Crete, Sea of
Cretian
Creticism
Cretin
cretinism
cretinous
Cretism
cretonne
Cretor
Cretose
Creutzer
Creutzfeld-Jakob disease
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Creux

Cretic definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CRETIC, n. [Gr.] A poetic foot of three syllables, one short between two long syllables.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Prosody a foot containing one short or unstressed syllable between two long or stressed ones. Etymology: L Creticus f. Gk Kretikos (as CRETAN)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cretic Cre"tic (kr[=e]"t[i^]k), n. [L. Creticus (sc. pes foot), Gr. Kritiko`s (sc. poy`s foot), prop., a Cretan (metrical) foot.] (Gr. & Lat. Pros.) A poetic foot, composed of one short syllable between two long ones (- [crescent] -). --Bentley.




 


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