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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Alcmanian

Dictionary Entries near Alcmanian

Alcidae

alclad

ALCM

Alcmanian

Alcmene

alco

alco-

Statistics for Alcmanian

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Alcmanian

The first known use of Alcmanian was in 1712

See more words from the same year

Comments on Alcmanian

What made you want to look up Alcmanian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!