Melibean

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Melibean (Rhet) Alternately responsive, as verses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • melibean In rhetoric and poetry, alternate; alternately responsive; alternating; amœbean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Melibean mel-i-bē′an in poetry, alternately responsive—from the name of a shepherd in Virgil's first eclogue.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From L. Meliboeus, one of the interlocutors in Virgil's first Eclogue