noun Date: 1535 1. a maker of verses 2. one skillful in handling meter 3. a student of meter or metrics

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  • Metrist — Me trist, n. A maker of verses. Bale. [1913 Webster] Spenser was no mere metrist, but a great composer. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metrist — [me′trist, mē′trist] n. [ML metrista] a person skilled in metrics …   English World dictionary

  • metrist — /me trist, mee trist/, n. a person who is skilled in the use of poetic meters. [1525 35; < ML metrista. See METER2, IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • metrist — met•rist [[t]ˈmɛ trɪst, ˈmi trɪst[/t]] n. pro a person who is skilled in the use of poetic meters • Etymology: 1525–35; < ML …   From formal English to slang

  • metrist — /ˈmɛtrəst/ (say metruhst) noun someone knowledgeable about the use of poetic metres. Also, metrician /mɛˈtrɪʃən/ (say me trishuhn). {Medieval Latin metrista, from Latin metrum metre2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • metrist — ˈme.trə̇st, ˈmē. noun ( s) Etymology: Medieval Latin metrista, from Latin metrum meter + ista ist more at meter 1. : a maker of verses 2. : one skillful in handling meter 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heliodorus (metrist) — Heliodorus was a metrist in the 1st century AD who did work on the comedies of Aristophanes. He was the principal authority used by Juba of Mauretania …   Wikipedia

  • Hephaestion — ▪ Greek metrist flourished 2nd century AD, Alexandria       Greek metrist, author of a work on metre in 48 books, which was reduced, by successive abridgments, to form a manual (Greek encheiridion). The manual became a popular school book, and it …   Universalium

  • Heliodorus — Several persons named Heliodorus are known to us from ancient times, the best known of which is *Heliodorus of Emesa, author of the novel Aethiopica .*Heliodorus a minister of Seleucus IV Philopator ca. 175 BC *Heliodorus a Greek ambassador who… …   Wikipedia

  • Juba of Mauretania — Juba of Mauritania was a metrist who lived in Mauretania in the 2nd century. He wrote a now lost treatise on metric, based on Heliodorus and used by later grammarians …   Wikipedia

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