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- adj. aldaric
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of a spondee, a choriamb, and a pyrrhic; -- applied to a kind of verse in Greek and Latin poetry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Glycon, an ancient Greek poet of uncertain date: with reference to a kind of verse or meter said to have been invented by him.
- Pertaining to a particular verse or meter, consisting of four feet, one of which is a dactyl, the others being trochees; composed or consisting of such verses: as, a Glyconic system. See II.
- n. [lowercase] In ancient prosody, a meter consisting in a series similar to a trochaic tetrapody catalectic . but differing from it by the substitution of a dactyl for the second trochee; by an extension of meaning, any logaœdic tetrapody, catalectic or acatalectic, in which three of the feet are trochees and one is a dactyl.
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I have been rather less scrupulous in allowing the last foot of the glyconic lines to be a dactyl (- uu), in place of the more correct cretic (- u -).
The first celebrates in asclepiadic alternating with glyconic metre, the birth of the Son co-equal with the Father:
Other measures, used with more or less success, are the iambic scazon,  the chorianibic, the glyconic, and the sapphic, all probably introduced from the Greek by Catullus.
His verses to his brother, in the glyconic measure, written when he was seventeen, are remarkably easy and elegant.
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