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Of, relating to, or being a verse form used in Greek and Latin poetry, consisting of strophes of four lines following one of several metrical patterns.
Verse composed in such a form.
[Late Latin Alcaicus, of Alcaeus, from Greek Alkaïkos, from Alkaios, Alcaeus.]
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(Poetry) 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
(Poetry) (usually plural) verse written in the Alcaic form
[C17: from Late Latin Alcaicus of Alcaeus]
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1. pertaining to Alcaeus or Alcaics.n.
2. Alcaics, (used with a pl. v.) verses of four, four-lined, dactylic strophes or stanzas, with four feet per line, used by or named after Alcaeus.
[1620–30; < Late Latin < Greek]
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|Noun||1.||Alcaic - verse in the meter used in Greek and Latin poetry consisting of strophes of 4 tetrametric lines; reputedly invented by Alcaeus|
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