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The term bridge refers to a position in a metrical pattern where a word division is either not found or is restricted. Usually the restriction is limited to lexical words, with the result that juncture between appositive and host word does not constitute a violation of the bridge. Alternatively, the term can refer to the absence of a word boundary at a particular position in a line of verse, which is then said to be bridged.  In metrica…

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H. Paul Brown, “Bridges”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2013

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