- of, relating to, or in the style of Pindar.
- of elaborate form and metrical structure, as an ode or verse.
Origin of Pindaric
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Examples from the Web for pindaric
It is precisely these rare and Pindaric mixtures which prove the poet's enthusiasm.Notre-Dame de Paris
The cities could no longer welcome an Olympian winner with Pindaric hymns.Theocritus, Bion and Moschus
It may be worth noting, however, that none of his recorded comments on Pindaric verse antedate the publication of this ode.A Pindarick Ode on Painting
There is evidence that Flatman contemplated one more Pindaric, but perhaps it was not written, and certainly not printed.Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III
The splendor of the most gorgeous butterfly does not endure with the faint hue of the hills that gives Athens its Pindaric name.Literary and Social Essays
George William Curtis
- of, relating to, or resembling the style of Pindar
- prosody having a complex metrical structure, either regular or irregular
- See Pindaric ode
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Word Origin and History for pindaric
1630s, pertaining to or in the style of Pindar, from Latin Pindaricus, from Greek Pindaros, Greek lyric poet (c.522-443 B.C.E.).
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