Definition of pyrrhichius in English:

pyrrhichius

(also pyrrichius)

Pronunciation /pɪˈrɪkɪəs/

noun

rare Prosody
  • A metrical foot consisting of two short syllables.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Palsgrave (d. 1554), teacher and scholar of languages. From classical Latin pyrrhichius, pyrrichius pyrrhic.