hendecasyllabic love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Containing 11 syllables.
  • n. A verse of 11 syllables.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having eleven syllables.
  • n. A word or line of eleven syllables.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to a line of eleven syllables.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of eleven syllables: as, a hendecasyllabic line or verse.
  • n. In prosody, a line or colon (series) consisting of eleven syllables. In ancient metrics the name is especially given to certain frequent logaœdic meters, namely: the alcaic hendecasyllabic , the Phalæcean hendecasyllabic , and the Sapphic hendecasyllabic . This last in the form is the Pindaric hendecasyllabic. An Archilochian hendecasyllabic is an iambic trimeter catalectic . An example of Phalæcean hendecasyllabics in English is


From Latin hendecasyllabus, a line of eleven syllables, from Greek hendekasullabos : hendeka, eleven (hen, neuter of heis, one; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots + deka, ten; see decade) + sullabē, syllable; see syllable.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin hendecasyllabus, from Ancient Greek ἐνδεκασύλλαβος (hendekasullabos), from ἕνδεκα ("eleven") + συλλαβή ("syllable"). (Wiktionary)



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