polyschematist

adjective

poly·​schematist
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variants or polyschematistic
"+¦skēmə¦tistik
: capable of assuming many different metrical forms
used especially of classical meters in which variations or substitutions without regard for temporal equivalence were allowed

Word History

Etymology

polyschematist from Greek polyschēmatistos multiform, composed of various metres, from poly- + -schēmatistos (from schēmatizein to take shape, give form—from schēmat-, schēma form, shape—+ -izein -ize); polyschematistic from polyschematist (taken as a noun) + -ic

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“Polyschematist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyschematist. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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