Al*ca"ic (#), a. [L. Alcaicus, Gr. .]

Pertaining to Alcaeus, a lyric poet of Mitylene, about 6000 b. c. -- n. A kind of verse, so called from Alcaeus. One variety consists of five feet, a spondee or iambic, an iambic, a long syllable, and two dactyls.

 

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