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Asclepiadean

[uh-sklee-pee-uh-dee-uh n] /əˌskli pi əˈdi ən/ Classical Prosody
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to a verse consisting of a spondee, two or three choriambi, and an iamb.
noun
2.
an Asclepiadean verse.
Origin of Asclepiadean
1700-1710
1700-10; < Greek Asklēpiádei(os) pertaining to Asclepiades, 3rd-century Greek poet to whom the verse was attributed + -an
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Asclepiadean

/æˌskliːpɪəˈdiːən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a type of classical verse line consisting of a spondee, two or three choriambs, and an iamb
noun
2.
Also called Asclepiad. an Asclepiadean verse
Word Origin
C17: via Latin from Greek Asklēpiadēs (about 270 bc), who invented the verse form
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