from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of elegiac.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Clamantis_, or _voice of one crying in the wilderness_, is directly historical, being a chronicle, in Latin elegiacs, of the popular revolts of Wat Tyler in the time of Richard II., and a sermon on fatalism, which, while it calls for a reformation in the clergy, takes ground against

    English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History Designed as a Manual of Instruction

  • There are still extant a few copies of his satire, in Latin elegiacs, called Beccerius, privately printed at the suggestion of Mr.A. H. Tod, his form-master.

    The Works of Max Beerbohm

  • A hymn composed by St. Theodulph of Orléans in 810, in Latin elegiacs, of which the Roman Missal takes the first six for the hymn following the procession on Palm Sunday (the use to which the hymn was always dedicated).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 16 [Supplement]

  • Very little is known of his career, the few facts on record being chiefly related by himself in a genealogical account in Latin elegiacs, preserved in the British

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • The ambitious listener might better start from the level of Chopin's melodious piano music, or Grieg's northern elegiacs or Tchaikovsky's gorgeous colorfulness.

    Quincy Jones: Arts Education in America

  • IMAGINE that you are a teacher of Roman history and the Latin language, anxious to impart your enthusiasm for the ancient world – for the elegiacs of Ovid and the odes of Horace, the sinewy economy of Latin grammar as exhibited in the oratory of Cicero, the strategic niceties of the Punic Wars, the generalship of Julius Caesar and the voluptuous excesses of the later emperors.


  • Laertius 'statement (A1) that Xenophanes “wrote in epic meter, also elegiacs, and iambics” is confirmed by extant poems in hexameters and elegiac meter, with one couplet (B14) a combination of hexameter and iambic trimeter.


  • He would, for instance, on Tuesday give us a passage of any author from Milton to Wordsworth, and on the following Tuesday take up our versions of them, done into whatever meter you deemed appropriate—hexameters for Milton, Ovidian or Tibullan elegiacs for Wordsworth.

    The Chicago Blog: January 2007 Archives

  • I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus

    Think Progress » Pelosi and Reid say no

  • Philip Sidney has given in his Arcadia specimens of hexameters, elegiacs, sapphics, asclepiads, anacreontics, hendecasyllables.

    Poems and Fragments


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.