Choliamb
Choliamb Cho"li*amb, Choliambic Cho`li*am"bic, n. [L. choliambus, Gr. ?; ? lame + ? an iambus.] (Pros.) A verse having an iambus in the fifth place, and a spondee in the sixth or last. [1913 Webster]

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  • Choliamb — Choliambic verse (also known as limping iambs or scazons or halting iambic [1]) is a form of meter in poetry. It is found in both Greek and Latin poetry in the classical period. Choliambic verse is sometimes called scazon, or lame iambic ,… …   Wikipedia

  • choliamb — m IV, D. u, Ms. choliambbie; lm M. y lit. «sześciostopowy wiersz jambiczny, w którym ostatnia stopa zastąpiona jest spondejem lub trochejem» ‹gr. + jamb› …   Słownik języka polskiego

  • choliamb — n. verse in poetry with an iambus in the 5th place and a spondee in the 6th …   English contemporary dictionary

  • choliamb — [ kəʊlɪam(b)] noun Prosody another term for scazon. Derivatives choliambic ˌkəʊlɪ ambɪk adjective Origin C19: via late L. from Gk khōliambos, from khōlos lame + iambos (see iambus) …   English new terms dictionary

  • choliamb — cho·li·amb …   English syllables

  • choliamb —   n. iambic trimeter having trochee or spondee in third foot.    ♦ choliambic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • choliamb — n. Prosody = SCAZON. Derivatives: choliambic adj. Etymology: LL choliambus f. Gk kholiambos f. kholos lame: see IAMBUS …   Useful english dictionary

  • Choliambic — Choliamb Cho li*amb, Choliambic Cho li*am bic, n. [L. choliambus, Gr. ?; ? lame + ? an iambus.] (Pros.) A verse having an iambus in the fifth place, and a spondee in the sixth or last. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aeschrion of Samos — Aeschrion (Gr. polytonic|Αισχρίων) was an iambic poet, and a native of Samos.Citation last = Mason first = Charles Peter author link = contribution = Aeschrion (2) editor last = Smith editor first = William title = Dictionary of Greek and Roman… …   Wikipedia

  • choliambic — |kōlē|ambik adjective Etymology: Late Latin choliambus choliamb + English ic : of or belonging to a choliamb : consisting of choliambic lines …   Useful english dictionary

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