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Alcaic

[al-key-ik] /ælˈkeɪ ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to Alcaeus or to certain meters or a form of strophe or stanza used by, or named after, him.
noun
2.
Alcaics, Alcaic verses or strophes.
Origin of Alcaic
1620-1630
1620-30; < Late Latin Alcaicus < Greek Alkaïkós, equivalent to Alka(îos) Alcaeus + -ikos -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for Alcaic

Alcaic

/ælˈkeɪɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a metre used by the 7th-century bc Greek lyric poet Alcaeus, consisting of a strophe of four lines each with four feet
noun
2.
(usually pl) verse written in the Alcaic form
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin Alcaicus of Alcaeus
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