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Hipponactean

adjective Hip·po·nac·te·an \ ¦hipəˌnak¦tēən , -¦naktē- \

Definition of Hipponactean

:of or relating to Hipponax or to the verse forms ascribed to him; specifically :choliambic

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Origin and Etymology of hipponactean

Latin Hipponacteus of Hipponax (from Hipponact-, Hipponax, 6th century b.c. Greek poet reputed to have invented the choliamb, from Greek Hippōnakt-, Hippōnax) + English -an


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Hipponactean

noun \ " \

Definition of Hipponactean

plural -s
:a Hipponactean verse; specifically :a hypercatalectic form of glyconic

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