Alcmanian

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adjective

Alc·​ma·​ni·​an
(ˈ)alk-¦mā-nē-ən
variants or Alcmanic
(ˈ)alk-¦ma-nik
: of or relating to Alcman or to verse composed wholly or partly of Alcmanians

Alcmanian

2 of 2

noun

Alc·​ma·​ni·​an
(ˈ)alk-¦mā-nē-ən
plural -s
: a metrical line of four dactyls

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Adjective

1712, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1812, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alcmanian was in 1712

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“Alcmanian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alcmanian. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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