from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Asclepiad or Asclepiadic, a kind of verse.
- n. In ancient prosody, a verse consisting of a spondee, two (or three) choriambi, and an iambus; or, according to other authorities, a logaœdic verse consisting of a basis, three cyclic dactyls, of which the second is syncopated (or five cyclic dactyls, of which the second and fourth are syncopated), and a trochaic dipody catalectic. The shorter form is called the lesser, the longer the greater, Asclepiadic.
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