Correption, n.

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Correption, n.

Postby tedholzman » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:28 am

1)
Reproof, chiding, esp. with the intent to cause trouble.

2)
An effect in Greek prosody - a long vowel turning short when followed by a short vowel (in order to keep the meter, esp. with dactyls) (He's guiltih of correption.)

3)
A rapture.

Interesting semantics in the etymology: corripere L, to seize violently.

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Postby Perry » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:06 pm

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An effect in Greek prosody - a long vowel turning short when followed by a short vowel (in order to keep the meter, esp. with dactyls) (He's guiltih of correption.)


From here the expression, "Prose correpts, but absolute prose correpts absolutely".
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Postby tedholzman » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:24 pm

Man, if I were corrept, I would *so* lace it into you!


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