hendecasyllabic
adjective Etymology: Latin hendecasyllabus, from Greek hendeka eleven (from hen-, heis one + deka ten) + syllabē syllable — more at same, ten Date: circa 1751 consisting of 11 syllables or composed of verses of 11 syllables • hendecasyllabic nounhendecasyllable noun

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  • Hendecasyllabic — Hen*dec a*syl*lab ic, a. Pertaining to a line of eleven syllables. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hendecasyllabic — [hen΄dek΄əsil′ə bəlhen dek΄əse lab′ik] n. [L hendecasyllabus < Gr hendekasyllabos: see HENDECA & SYLLABLE] a line of verse having eleven syllables: also hendecasyllable [hen΄dek΄əsil′ə bəl] adj. containing eleven syllables: said as of a line… …   English World dictionary

  • hendecasyllabic — /hen dek euh si lab ik, hen dek /, adj. 1. having 11 syllables. n. 2. a hendecasyllable. [1720 30; HENDECASYLLABLE + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • hendecasyllabic — 1. adjective /hɛnˌdɛk.ə.sɪˈlæb.ɪk,henˌdek.ə.sɪˈlæb.ɪk,hɛnˌdɛk.ə.sɪˈlæb.ɪk/ Having eleven syllables. 2. noun /hɛnˌdɛk.ə.sɪˈlæb.ɪk,henˌdek.ə.sɪˈlæb.ɪk,hɛnˌdɛk.ə.sɪˈlæb.ɪk/ A word or line of eleven syllables …   Wiktionary

  • hendecasyllabic — hen·deca·syllabic …   English syllables

  • hendecasyllabic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hendecasyllabic verse — The Hendecasyllabic verse is a quantitative metre used by Catullus. It has a rhythmic pattern that repeats with every eleven syllables, hence the name. The pattern is as follows (L = long syllable, s = short syllable, | = foot division)::L L | L… …   Wikipedia

  • Catullus 2 — is a renowned poem by the Roman poet Gaius Valerius Catullus ( c . 84 ndash; c . 54 BC) that describes the affectionate relationship between Catullus lover, Lesbia, and her pet sparrow. As scholar and poet John Swinnerton Phillimore has noted,… …   Wikipedia

  • Meter (poetry) — In poetry, meter (metre in British English) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse. Many traditional verse forms prescribe a specific verse meter, or a certain set of meters alternating in a particular order. The study of… …   Wikipedia

  • hendecasyllable — noun see hendecasyllabic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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