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Alcaic verse

Definition of the noun alcaic verse

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noun

  1. verse in the meter used in Greek and Latin poetry consisting of strophes of 4 tetrametric lines; reputedly invented by Alcaeus
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of Alcaic verse: Alcaic
    • more generic terms: poem / verse form = a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines

Alternative definition of the noun alcaic verse

proper noun

  1. A Greek meter, supposedly invented by Alcaeus; consisting of combinations of spondee, iambs and dactyls

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Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1832)

The simple alcaic verse consisted of an epitrite, two choriambuses, and a bachius. The alcaic ode was divided into several strophes, of four verses each. The two first verses were dactylic alcaics of the first kind; the third consisted of four iambic ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

alcaic verse. — ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: via late Latin from Greek alkaikos, from Alkaios (see ALCAEUS).

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2001)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Alcaic Verse or Alcaics. A Greek lyrical metre, so called from Alcceos, a lyric poet, who is said to have invented it. Alcaic measure is little more than a curiosity in English poetry ; probably the best example is Tennyson's : — 0 mfgb ' tr-moothed ...

Google previewEncyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E. Smedley, Hugh J. Rose and Henry J. Rose. [With] Plates (1845)

by Edward Smedley

The Alcaic Ode generally contains four strophes, each of which has four verses; the first two are alcaic verses of the first dactylic kind; the third consists of four Iambic feet with a long syllable ; the fourth is an alcaic verse of the second dactylic ...

Google previewNew English Dictionary... (1757)

by James Buchanan

Alcaic verse, (S.) Verse invented by Alcaeus, consisting of two dactyls and two troches. A'khobol, (S.) In chemistry, a pure rectified spirit. J'fehymy, (S.) The pretended art of transmuting metals, and making the philosophers stone. A'lcoran , (S ) ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Miscellaneous and lexicographical, vol. 1

The ALC'mc 0an generally contains four strophes, each of which has four verses; the first two are alcaic verses of the first dactylic kind; the third consists of four iambic feet with a long syllable; the fourth is an alcaic verse of the second dactylic ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge ... (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

The Alcaic Ode generally contains four strophes, each of which has four verses; the first two are alcaic verses of the first dactylic kind ; the third consists of four iambic feet with a long syllable ; the fourth is an alcaic verse of the second dactylic ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana: Miscellaneous and lexicographical (1845)

by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

The ALc Aic ODF generally contains four strophes, each of which has four verses; the first two are alcaic verses of the first dactylic kind; the third consists of four iambic feet with a long syllable ; the fourth is an alcaic verse of the second dactylic ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1900)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Alcaic Verse or Al ernes. A Greek and Latin metre, so allied from AU-tcoK, a lyric poet, who invented it. Each line is divided into two parts, thus : The first two lines of each stanza, of the ninth ode of Horace are in Alcaics. The first two lines of the ...

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