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Webster 1913 Edition


Alcaic

Al-ca′ic

,
Adj.
[L.
Alcaïcus
, Gr. [GREEK].]
Pertaining to Alcæus, a lyric poet of Mitylene, about 6000
b. c.
Noun.
A kind of verse, so called from Alcæus. One variety consists of five feet, a spondee or iambic, an iambic, a long syllable, and two dactyls.

Webster 1828 Edition


Alcaic

ALCA'IC

,
Adj.
Pertaining to Alcaeus, a Lyric poet of Mitylene, in Lesbos, who flourished about the forty-fourth Olympiad; or to other poets of the same name, of which three are mentioned; one an Athenian tragic poet, and another a Messenian.

Definition 2022


alcaic

alcaic

English

Adjective

alcaic (comparative more alcaic, superlative most alcaic)

  1. pertaining to Alcaeus, a Greek lyric poet of around 600BC; especially, of a verse meter in a four-line stanza which he supposedly invented

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Noun

alcaic (plural alcaics)

  1. (in the plural) alcaic verses

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