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Alcaic

[ al-key-ik ]
/ ælˈkeɪ ɪk /
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adjective
pertaining to Alcaeus or to certain meters or a form of strophe or stanza used by, or named after, him.
noun
Alcaics, Alcaic verses or strophes.
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Origin of Alcaic

1620–30; <Late Latin Alcaicus<Greek Alkaïkós, equivalent to Alka(îos) Alcaeus + -ikos-ic
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British Dictionary definitions for Alcaic

Alcaic
/ (ælˈkeɪɪk) /

adjective
of or relating to a metre used by the 7th-century bc Greek lyric poet Alcaeus, consisting of a strophe of four lines each with four feet
noun
(usually plural) verse written in the Alcaic form

Word Origin for Alcaic

C17: from Late Latin Alcaicus of Alcaeus
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