Definition of alcaic
: relating to or written in a verse or strophe marked by complicated variation of a dominant iambic pattern
alcaicnoun, often capitalized
Origin and Etymology of alcaic
Late Latin Alcaicus of Alcaeus, from Greek Alkaïkos, from Alkaios Alcaeus, flourished about 600 b.c. Greek poet
First Known Use: 1631See Words from the same year
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