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dactylic

[dak-til-ik] /dækˈtɪl ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, containing, or characterized by dactyls:
dactylic hexameter; a dactylic line.
2.
of a dactyl.
noun
3.
a dactylic verse.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin dactylicus < Greek daktylikós. See dactyl, -ic
Related forms
dactylically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dactylic

dactylic

/dækˈtɪlɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or having a dactyl dactylic verse
noun
2.
a variant of dactyl (sense 1)
Derived Forms
dactylically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for dactylic
adj.

1580s, from Latin dactylicus, from Greek daktylikos, from daktylos "pertaining to a dactyl" (see dactyl).

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