pherecratic

noun, sometimes capitalized pher·e·crat·ic \¦ferə¦kratik\
variants: less commonly

pherecratean

\-krātēən\ or

pherecratian

\-āshən\

Definition of pherecratic

plural

-s

prosody

  1. :  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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