Meaning of penthemimeral in English:

penthemimeral

adjective

Prosody
  • Designating a caesura occurring in the middle of the third foot of an iambic trimeter or hexameter.

Pronunciation

penthemimeral

/ˌpɛnθɪˈmɪm(ə)rəl/ /ˌpɛnθɪˈmɪm(ə)r(ə)l/

Origin

Early 19th century. From penthemimer + -al.