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Al•ca•ic  (al kāik),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Poetrypertaining to Alcaeus or to certain meters or a form of strophe or stanza used by, or named after, him.

  1. PoetryAlcaics, Alcaic verses or strophes.
  • Greek Alkaïkós, equivalent. to Alka(îos) Alcaeus + -ikos -ic
  • Late Latin Alcaicus
  • 1620–30

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Alcaic /ælˈkeɪɪk/ adj
  1. of or relating to a metre used by the 7th-century bc Greek lyric poet Alcaeus, consisting of a strophe of four lines each with four feet
  1. (usually plural) verse written in the Alcaic form
Etymology: 17th Century: from Late Latin Alcaicus of Alcaeus


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