Etymology: Anacrusis

Anacrusis is a Latin term stemming from the Greek word ana, meaning “back” + krouein, meaning “to strike”, or anakrouein, meaning, to push back, stop short, check. The term leads us back to PIE-kreue, “to push” or “strike” in Russian, or Lithuanian, krusu, “to smash”, “to shatter”. Continue reading “Etymology: Anacrusis”

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