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Definition of the noun alcaic

What does alcaic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • alcaic: alcaics
  • Alcaic: Alcaics

  1. verse in the meter used in Greek and Latin poetry consisting of strophes of 4 tetrametric lines; reputedly invented by Alcaeus

Definition of the adjective alcaic

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adjective

  1. pertaining to Alcaeus, a Greek lyric poet of around 600BC; especially, of a verse meter in a four-line stanza which he supposedly invented

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Google previewThe New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year ... (1809)

by Andrew Kippis, William Godwin

The Fat'm Alcaic is a specrmen of a respectable acquaintance with Ixitin prosody. *' A Selection of P«ah.-s«, adapted to the service of a Parochial Church : from various authors. !2mo." While the music of psalmody has met with perpetual ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature. - London, Longman, Hurst (usw.) 1819-20 (1819)

by Abraham Rees

'Phc greater Alcaic is an hypercatalectic tetrameter, cousisting of an iambic penthemimer, followod by a choriambus and an iambus ; as, CchEs-l-t'is air-l-cis nobllls in-s-cola.-Prudent. The cazsura more frequently occurs in the last syllable of a ...

Google previewThe New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and literature

The Latin Alcaic is a specimen of a respectable acquaintance with Latin prosody. '* A Selection of Psahns, adapted to the service of a Parochial Church : from various authors, 12mo." While the music of psalmody has met with perpetual ...

Google previewPoetry and Drama (2011)

Literary Terms and Concepts by Britannica Educational Publishing

ALCAIC An alcaic is a classical Greek poetic stanza composed of four lines of varied metrical feet, with five long syllables in the first two lines, four in the third and fourth lines, ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

The alcaic versification consisted principally of two kinds; dactylic and simple alcaics. The dactylic alcaic verse was of two sorts; the one consisted of a spondee or iambus, an iambus, a long syllable, and two dactyles; the other had two ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature (1995)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

alcaic \al-'ka-ik \ Classical Greek poetic stanza composed of four lines of varied metrical feet, with five long syllables in each of the first two lines, four in the third and fourth lines, and an unaccented syllable at the beginning of the first three ...

Google previewTHE ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA (1919)

Nine-syllable Alcaic (with anacrusis) : IV. Composite: (a) Pentapody . 9. Lesser Sapphic (two trochaic dipodies, separated by a cyclic dactyl) : itoiki iam ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1C3A1I1C3

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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