Eu·​po·​li·​de·​an | \ ¦yüˌpälə¦dēən, ¦yüpəl-; ¦yüpə¦lidē-\
plural -s

Definition of Eupolidean

: the characteristic meter used by Eupolis composed of two polyschematist choriambic dimeters the second of which is catalectic (such as oooo–˘˘– oooo–˘–)

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History and Etymology for Eupolidean

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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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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