Asclepiadean

adjective
As·​cle·​pi·​a·​de·​an
variants: or Asclepiadic \ -​¦adik \

Definition of Asclepiadean

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : relating to the Greek poet Asclepiades of Samos
2 : relating to, containing, or consisting of asclepiads

Asclepiadean

noun
\ " \
variants: or Asclepiadic \ " \
plural -s

Definition of Asclepiadean (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : asclepiad
2 : a distich or strophe constructed with asclepiads

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History and Etymology for Asclepiadean

Adjective

Late Latin asclepiadeus, asclepiadius asclepiadean (from Greek asklēpiadeios) + English -an or -ic

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“Asclepiadean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Asclepiadean. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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