Asclepiadean

Asclepiadean

[uh-sklee-pee-uh-dee-uhn] Classical Prosody.
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to a verse consisting of a spondee, two or three choriambi, and an iamb.
noun
2.
an Asclepiadean verse.

Origin:
1700–10; < Greek Asklēpiádei(os) pertaining to Asclepiades, 3rd-century Greek poet to whom the verse was attributed + -an

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Asclepiadean (æˌskliːpɪəˈdiːən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a type of classical verse line consisting of a spondee, two or three choriambs, and an iamb
 
n
2.  Also called: Asclepiad an Asclepiadean verse
 
[C17: via Latin from Greek Asklēpiadēs (about 270 bc), who invented the verse form]

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