from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Hipponax of Ephesus (sixth century B. c), a Greek writer of iambic poetry, who was celebrated for his invective poems.
  • In ancient prosody, an epithet noting certain meters invented or introduced into Greek literature by Hipponax.
  • An iambic trimeter acatalectic, of the kind called scazon and choliambus (literally, lame iambus), because the next to the last time or syllable is long instead of being short, as required by rhythm (thus, .
  • n. In ancient prosody, a Hipponactean meter or verse.


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