Definition of pherecratic
: 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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