Archilochian

Archilochian

[ahr-kuh-loh-kee-uhn]
adjective Prosody.
of or pertaining to a form of poetic meter devised by the Greek Archilochus in which various types of meter are combined in the same line or couplet, as a dactylic tetrameter plus a trochaic tripody.

Origin:
1745–55; < Greek archilóchei(os) (equivalent to Archíloch(os) Archilochus + -eios adj. suffix) + -an

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Archilochian (ˌɑːkɪˈləʊkɪən)
 
adj
denoting or relating to the 7th century bc Greek poet Archilochus or his verse, esp the iambic trimeters or trochaic tetrameters used by him

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