Hipponactean

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

Definition of Hipponactean

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Hipponactean

noun
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plural -s

Definition of Hipponactean (Entry 2 of 2)

: a Hipponactean verse specifically : a hypercatalectic form of glyconic

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History and Etymology for Hipponactean

Adjective

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hipponactean. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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