Rhopalic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Rhopalic (Pros) Applied to a line or verse in which each successive word has one more syllable than the preceding.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rhopalic In ancient prosody, noting a hexameter in which each succeeding word contains one syllable more than that preceding it. Also spelled ropalic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rhopalic rō-pal′ik a hexameter in which each succeeding word contains one syllable more than what precedes it.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. club-shaped; fr. a club: cf. F. rhopalique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. rhopalikos, club-like, rhopalon, a club.

Usage


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