Spondaic Spon*da"ic (sp[o^]n*d[=a]"[i^]k), Spondaical Spon*da"ic*al (-[i^]*kal), a. [L. spondaicus, spondiacus, Gr. ?: cf. F. sponda["i]que.] 1. Of or pertaining to a spondee; consisting of spondees. [1913 Webster]

2. Containing spondees in excess; marked by spondees; as, a spondaic hexameter, i. e., one which has a spondee instead of a dactyl in the fifth foot. [1913 Webster]

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  • spondaic — SPONDÁIC, spondaice, adj. (În versificaţia greco latină; în sintagma) Vers spondaic = hexametru în care al cincilea picior este format dintr un spondeu. [pr.: da ic] – Din fr. spondaïque. Trimis de LauraGellner, 25.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • spondaic — adjective or noun see spondee …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spondaic — /spon day ik/, adj. Pros. 1. of or pertaining to a spondee. 2. noting or constituting a spondee. 3. consisting of spondees; characterized by a spondee or spondees. Also, spondaical. [1715 25; < LL spondaicus, metathetic var. of spondiacus < Gk… …   Universalium

  • spondaic — adjective Referring to poetry with the metrical pattern with a foot composed of two stressed syllables …   Wiktionary

  • spondaic — Relating to spondee …   Medical dictionary

  • spondaic — [spɒn deɪɪk] adjective Prosody of or concerning spondees. ↘(of a hexameter) having a spondee as its fifth foot …   English new terms dictionary

  • spondaic — spon·da·ic …   English syllables

  • spondaic — spon•da•ic [[t]spɒnˈdeɪ ɪk[/t]] also spon•da′i•cal adj. pro of, pertaining to, or consisting of spondees • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • spondaic — /spɒnˈdeɪɪk/ (say spon dayik) adjective 1. of or relating to a spondee. 2. constituting a spondee. 3. consisting of spondees; characterised by a spondee or spondees. Also, spondaical. {Latin spondaicus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • spondaic — adj. 1 of or concerning spondees. 2 (of a hexameter) having a spondee as a fifth foot. Etymology: F spondaiumlque or LL spondaicus = LL spondiacus f. Gk spondeiakos (as SPONDEE) …   Useful english dictionary

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