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Alcmanian

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

Definition of Alcmanian

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

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Origin and Etymology of alcmanian

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

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

Definition of Alcmanian

plural -s
: a metrical line of four dactyls

First Known Use of alcmanian

1812

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