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Definition of the noun adonic
What does adonic mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis
Definition of the adjective adonic
What does adonic mean as an attribute of a noun?
- or relating to or like Adonis
- lexical domain: Relational Adjectives (pertainyms)
- having a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee
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by J. A. Cuddon
adonic Aline consisting of a dactyl (q.v.) followed by a spondee (q.v.). The fourth and last line of the ...
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
Adonic \D -'dan-ik\ ...
and aftrr every three fspphic verfes, there is generally fubjoined an adonic verfe, as Sobriuj aula. See the article ADONIC. SAPINDUS, the SOAPBERRY-TREE, in botany, a plant of the oftandria dieynia clafs, the ...
by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams
Adonic: iroTi'ia. terruit urbem II. TBIPODIES Pherecratics. These are called First or Second Pherecratic, according to the foot in which the cyclic dactyl is used. 2.
by Noah Webster
Adonic perse, a short verse, in which the death of Adonis was bewailed. A- DONIC, n. An Adonic verse. A-DONIS, n. In mythology, the favorite of Venus, said to be the son of Cinyras, king of Cyprus. A-DôNIS. In botany, bird's eye or pheasant's ...
by Abraham Rees
second a spondee or dactyl, with an additional syllable; and the second part is an adonic; as, Si quis | Åréti-l-ri || sidera | nescit. Cüm ni--mis célé--rés || explicãt | Ortus.-Boët. 8. The iambic daćtylic; of which the first is an iambic penthemimer, ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
ADONIC, in Poetry, a short kind of verse, consisting of .a dactylus and a Xpondeus, or a tro- cheus; such as rara juvenlui. It is so named •from Adonis, having been originally used in the Threnæ, or lamentations for that favourite of Venus.
by William Harrison De Puy
ADLERSPARRE — ADONIC VERSE ADONISTS — ADVANCEMENT ADVOCATUS DIABOLI— AiOLl ANS AFGHANISTAN AFRANCESADOS— AFRICA. 5° ADLERSPARRE, Georce, Count, a Swedish soldier and statesman; born in Jemtland ...
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Video shows what Adonic means. Of or pertaining to Adonis.. Very beautiful or handsome, physically perfect.. having a dactyl followed by either a spondee or a ...
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