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1. Verse written in lines of six metrical feet, especially classical verse in which the first four feet of each line are either dactylic or spondaic, the fifth dactylic, and the sixth spondaic.
2. A single line of such verse.

[Latin, from Greek hexametros, having six metrical feet : hexa-, hexa- + metron, meter; see meter1.]

hex′a·met′ric (hĕk-sə-mĕt′rĭk), hex′a·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
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It is unfortunately impossible to trace the plan of the poem, which presumably detailed the adventures of this unheroic character: the metre used was a curious mixture of hexametric and iambic lines.
It stands with Christian Bernhard Kayser's hexametric version, completed in 1763, as arguably the poem's most significant early reworking.
To mega biblion; book-ends, end-titles, and coronides in papyri with hexametric poetry.
Other examples of their displays of metrical prowess are "Tene putas, Daniel": here again, it cannot have been sung according to its metric, for its tune is that of "Salve festa dies" in elegiacs, onto which have been grafted hexameters; moreover, the next item ("Angelicum solita"), though hexametric, is set to the St.
67) On the other hand, habrocomes, with rough breathing, is found in Euripides as an epithet for a palm-tree, and it soon becomes very common in late hexametric poetry.
3) What happened between the printed hexametric version and Batsanyi's private withdrawal of his translation?
Leonello next moves on to question a standard school text, the Disticha Catonis, composed of various moralistic sentences expressed as one-line (or longer) pieces of prose, and sometimes as hexametric couplets.