pherecratic

noun, sometimes capitalized pher·e·crat·ic \ ¦ferə¦kratik \
variants: or less commonly pherecratean \-krātēən\ or pherecratian \-āshən\

Definition of pherecratic

plural -s
prosody
:a variable classical verse or rhythmic system having three feet of which typically one is a dactyl and two are spondees

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Origin and Etymology of pherecratic

pherecratic from Pherecrates, 5th century b.c. Greek poet (from Greek Pherekratēs) + English -ic; pherecratean alteration of pherecratian, from Late Latin pherecratius of Pherecrates (from Greek pherekrateios, from Pherekratēs) + English -an


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