from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sesquipedalian.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Measuring or containing a foot and a half.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Measuring or containing a foot and a half; ; -- sometimes humorously applied to long words.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as sesquipedalian.
- n. A person or thing a foot and a half high.
Latin sēsquipedālis, of a foot and a half in length : sēsqui-, sesqui- + pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
sesqui- (“one and a half”) + pedal (“foot, of the foot”). (Wiktionary)