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Archilochian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Archilochian Of or pertaining to the satiric Greek poet Archilochus; as, Archilochian meter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • archilochian Pertaining to Archilochus, a Greek poet of Paros, noted for the bitterness and severity of his satire.
    • archilochian Severe; ill-natured: as, Archilochian bitterness.
    • archilochian In ancient prosody, noting four stanzas— A dactylic hexameter alternating with a penthemim (called a lesser Archilochian) or
    • archilochian with an iambelegus.
    • archilochian An iambic trimeter alternating with an elegiambus.
    • archilochian A verse consisting of four dactyls and three trochees (called a greater Archilochian) alternating with an iambic trimeter catalectic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Archilochian är-ki-lō′ki-an pertaining to the Greek lyric poet Archilochus of Paros (714-676 B.C.), the supposed originator of iambic metre, noted for the bitterness of his satire—hence the proverbial phrases, 'Archilochian bitterness' and 'Parian verse:' a lesser Archilochian verse = a dactylic hexameter alternating with a penthemim; a greater Archilochian, a verse consisting of four dactyls and three trochees.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Archilochius,