Eupolidean

noun

Eu·​po·​li·​de·​an
¦yüˌpälə¦dēən,
¦yüpəl-;
¦yüpə¦lidē-
plural -s
: the characteristic meter used by Eupolis composed of two polyschematist choriambic dimeters the second of which is catalectic (such as oooo–˘˘– oooo–˘–)

Word History

Etymology

Greek eupolideion Eupolidean (from neuter of eupolideios in the style of Eupolis, from Eupolid-, Eupolis Eupolis, 5th century b.c. Greek writer of comedies) + English -an

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“Eupolidean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eupolidean. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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