archilochian definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or pertaining to the satiric Greek poet Archilochus.
    • Of or with respect to the satiric Greek poet Archilochus.
  • others:
    • with respect to Archilochus, a Greek poet of Paros, noted the bitterness and extent of their satire.
    • extreme; ill-natured: as, Archilochian bitterness.
    • In ancient prosody, noting four stanzas— A dactylic hexameter alternating with a penthemim (called an inferior Archilochian) or
    • with an iambelegus.
    • An iambic trimeter alternating with an elegiambus.
    • A verse composed of four dactyls and three trochees (called a better Archilochian) alternating with an iambic trimeter catalectic.
    • related to Archilochus, a Greek poet of Paros, noted when it comes to bitterness and severity of his satire.
    • extreme; ill-natured: because, Archilochian bitterness.
    • In old prosody, noting four stanzas— A dactylic hexameter alternating with a penthemim (labeled as a lesser Archilochian) or
    • with an iambelegus.
    • An iambic trimeter alternating with an elegiambus.
    • A verse comprising four dactyls and three trochees (known as a greater Archilochian) alternating with an iambic trimeter catalectic.
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