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- adj. Having five syllables.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having five syllables; composed of five syllables.
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- adj. having or characterized by or consisting of five syllables
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= Ovid allows pentasyllabic words to end the pentameter only in the poetry of exile (Platnauer 17).
For Ovid's use of trisyllabic and pentasyllabic endings, see at ix 26
The later _Heroides_ have two pentasyllabic pentameter-endings, XVI 290
_penna_ vs. _pinna_, 28, 203 pentameter endings trisyllabic, 294 quadrisyllabic, 164-166 pentasyllabic, 181-182 perfect subjunctive vs. future perfect indicative forms, 215 polyptoton, Ovid's use of, 278, 378
(c. 430) after whom the Syriac pentasyllabic verse is called the
Most hymns of this class are in pentasyllabic verses and are the work of the poet Balai (d. about