Asclepiadean

Asclepiadean
/euh sklee'pee euh dee"euhn/, Class. Pros.
adj.
1. noting or pertaining to a verse consisting of a spondee, two or three choriambi, and an iamb.
n.
2. an Asclepiadean verse.
[1700-10; < Gk Asklepiádei(os) pertaining to Asclepiades, 3rd-century Greek poet to whom the verse was attributed + -AN]

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