Archilochian Ar`chi*lo"chi*an, a. [L. Archilochius.] Of or pertaining to the satiric Greek poet Archilochus; as, Archilochian meter. [1913 Webster]

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  • Archilochian — is a term in poetry applied to a sort of verse invented by Archilochus. An Archilochian verse consists of seven feet: four dactyls or alternatively spondees , followed by three trochees. For instance,: Solvitur acris hyems grata vice veris et… …   Wikipedia

  • archilochian — I. |ärkə̇|lōkēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Archilochus, 7th century B.C. Greek poet (from Latin, from Greek Archilochos) + English ian 1. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Archilochian — /ahr keuh loh kee euhn/, adj. Pros. of or pertaining to a form of poetic meter devised by the Greek Archilochus in which various types of meter are combined in the same line or couplet, as a dactylic tetrameter plus a trochaic tripody. [1745 55;… …   Universalium

  • archilochian — ar·chi·lo·chi·an …   English syllables

  • archilochian strophe — noun 1. : a dactylic hexameter followed by a lesser Archilochian 2. : a dactylic hexameter followed by an iambelegus 3. : an iambic trimeter followed by an elegiambus 4. : a greater Archilochian followed by an iambic trimeter catalectic …   Useful english dictionary

  • lesser archilochian — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : archilochian b …   Useful english dictionary

  • greater Archilochian — noun see archilochian II …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heptameter — is one or more lines of verse containing seven metrical feet (usually fourteen or twenty one syllables).An example from Lord Byron s Youth and Age :: Tis but as ivy leaves around the ruin d turret wreathe,:All green and wildly fresh without, but… …   Wikipedia

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  • perissosyllabic — /pə ris ō si labˈik/ adjective Having an additional syllable ORIGIN: Gr perissosyllabos, from perissos excessive, and syllabē syllable * * * perissosyllabic, a. (pəˌrɪsəʊsɪˈlæbɪk) [f. Gr. περισσοσύλλαβ ος having a syllable over (f. περισσός) + ic …   Useful english dictionary

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