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alcaic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alcaic  \Al*ca"ic\,  a.  [L.  Alca["i]cus,  Gr  ?.] 
  Pertaining  to  Alc[ae]us,  a  lyric  poet  of  Mitylene,  about  6000 
  b.  c.  --  n.  A  kind  of  verse,  so  called  from  Alc[ae]us.  One 
  variety  consists  of  five  feet,  a  spondee  or  iambic,  an 
  iambic,  a  long  syllable,  and  two  dactyls. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Alcaic 
  n  :  verse  in  the  meter  used  in  Greek  and  Latin  poetry  consisting 
  of  strophes  of  4  tetrametric  lines;  reputedly  invented  by 
  Alcaeus  [syn:  {Alcaic},  {Alcaic  verse}] 




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