Definitions

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to Adonis.
  • adjective of a man Very beautiful or handsome; physically perfect.
  • adjective meter having a dactyl followed by either a spondee or trochee
  • noun poetry A verse consisting of a dactyl and spondee.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Ἄδωνις (Adōnis).

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