Phalaecean

noun
Pha·​lae·​ce·​an | \ ¦falə¦sēən \
plural -s

Definition of Phalaecean

: a hendecasyllabic verse in Greek and Latin prosody that is a glyconic with three additional syllables forming a single bacchius or an iambic dipody catalectic : a logaoedic verse of five feet the first of which is indeterminate, the second a dactyl, and the last three trochees

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History and Etymology for Phalaecean

Greek phalaikeion phalaecean (from Phalaikos Phalaecus, Greek poet) + English -an

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“Phalaecean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phalaecean. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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