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Asclepiadean

[uh-sklee-pee-uh-dee-uh n]Classical Prosody
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adjective
  1. noting or pertaining to a verse consisting of a spondee, two or three choriambi, and an iamb.
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noun
  1. 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
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Asclepiadean

adjective
  1. of or relating to a type of classical verse line consisting of a spondee, two or three choriambs, and an iamb
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noun
  1. Also called: Asclepiad an Asclepiadean verse
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Word Origin

C17: via Latin from Greek Asklēpiadēs (about 270 bc), who invented the verse form
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