dactylic

dactylic

[dak-til-ik]
adjective
1.
of, containing, or characterized by dactyls: dactylic hexameter; a dactylic line.
2.
of a dactyl.
noun
3.
a dactylic verse.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin dactylicus < Greek daktylikós. See dactyl, -ic

dactylically, adverb
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dactylic (dækˈtɪlɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or having a dactyl: dactylic verse
 
n
2.  a variant of dactyl
 
dac'tylically
 
adv

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dactylic
1580s, from L. dactylicus, from Gk. daktylikos, from daktylos (see dactyl).
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