Alcmanian

adjective
Alc·​ma·​ni·​an | \ (ˈ)alk-¦mā-nē-ən \
variants: or Alcmanic \ (ˈ)alk-​¦ma-​nik \

Definition of Alcmanian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to Alcman or to verse composed wholly or partly of Alcmanians

Alcmanian

noun
Alc·​ma·​ni·​an | \ (ˈ)alk-¦mā-nē-ən \
plural -s

Definition of Alcmanian (Entry 2 of 2)

: a metrical line of four dactyls

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First Known Use of Alcmanian

Adjective

1712, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alcmanian

Adjective

Alcmanian from Alcman 7th century b.c. Greek lyric poet (from Greek Alkman) + English -ian; Alcmanic from Greek Alkmanikos, from Alkman + Greek -ikos -ic

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“Alcmanian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alcmanian. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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