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alcaic

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adjective al·ca·ic \al-ˈkā-ik\

Definition of alcaic

  1. :  relating to or written in a verse or strophe marked by complicated variation of a dominant iambic pattern

alcaic noun often capitalized


Origin of alcaic

Late Latin Alcaicus of Alcaeus, from Greek Alkaïkos, from Alkaios Alcaeus, fl ab 600 b.c. Greek poet


First Known Use: circa 1637


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