Asclepiad As*cle"pi*ad, n. (Gr. & L. Pros.) A choriambic verse, first used by the Greek poet Asclepias, consisting of four feet, viz., a spondee, two choriambi, and an iambus. [1913 Webster]

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  • asclepiad — ASCLEPIÁD, asclepiade, adj. (În sintagma) Vers asclepiad (şi substantivat, m.) = vers din metrica antică, alcătuit dintr un spondeu (sau troheu), doi (sau trei) coriambi şi un iamb. [pr.: pi ad] – Din fr. asclépiade, lat. asclepiadeus. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • Asclepiad — An asclepiad may be:* A plant of the former family Asclepiadaceae * A a type of metrical line used in lyric poetry * An Asclepiad (Greek) was ancient Greek of uncertain profession, possibly, a physician or priest. References …   Wikipedia

  • asclepiad — ▪ literature       Greek lyric verse later used by Latin poets such as Catullus, Horace, and Seneca. The asclepiad consisted of an aeolic nucleus, a choriamb to which were added more choriambs and iambic (iamb) or trochaic (trochee) elements at… …   Universalium

  • asclepiad — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek asklēpiad , asklēpias celandine, from Asklēpios, Greek god of medicine Date: 1859 milkweed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Asclepiad — n. type of poetical verse (Poetry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ASCLEPIAD — Asclepiadus …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • asclepiad — as·cle·pi·ad …   English syllables

  • asclepiad — /əsˈklipiæd/ (say uhs kleepeead) noun a plant belonging to the Asclepiadaceae, or milkweed family of plants. {New Latin Asclēpias the milkweed genus (Greek asklēpias kind of plant, named after Asklēpios Asclepius, the god of medicine)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • asclepiad —   n. metrical verse invented by Asclepiades, comprising a spondee, two or three choriambi and an iambus.    ♦ asclepiadean, n. & a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • asclepiad — noun any plant of the family Asclepiadaceae • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Asclepiadaceae, ↑family Asclepiadaceae, ↑milkweed family …   Useful english dictionary

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