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trŏchaeus, i, m., = τροχαῖος (cf. Mart. Cap. 9, 988).

I. A metrical foot of two syllables, a long and a short (— ), a trochee, Cic. de Or. 3, 47, 182; Quint. 9, 4, 80; Prud. στεφ. 8 praef.—

II. Another name for the tribrachys, a metrical foot of three short syllables ( ), a tribrach, Cic. Or. 57, 193; Quint. 9, 4, 82.