[ uh-sklee-pee-uh-dee-uhn ]
/ əˌskli pi əˈdi ən /
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noting or pertaining to a verse consisting of a spondee, two or three choriambi, and an iamb.
an Asclepiadean verse.
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Origin of Asclepiadean
1700–10; <Greek Asklēpiádei(os) pertaining to Asclepiades, 3rd-century Greek poet to whom the verse was attributed + -an
Words nearby Asclepiadean
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British Dictionary definitions for Asclepiadean
/ (æˌskliːpɪəˈdiːən) prosody /
of or relating to a type of classical verse line consisting of a spondee, two or three choriambs, and an iamb
Also called: Asclepiad an Asclepiadean verse
Word Origin for Asclepiadean
C17: via Latin from Greek Asklēpiadēs (about 270 bc), who invented the verse form
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