of Alcaeus or in the form of his verse
verse by Alcaeus or in his metrical patterns, consisting of four-stanza odes, with four lines to a stanza
Of, relating to, or being a verse form used in Greek and Latin poetry, consisting of strophes of four lines following one of several metrical patterns.
Verse composed in such a form.
Origin of AlcaicLate Latin Alcaicus, of Alcaeus, from Greek Alka&idie;kos, from Alkaios, Alcaeus.
(comparative more alcaic, superlative most alcaic)
- pertaining to Alcaeus, a Greek lyric poet of around 600BC; especially, of a verse meter in a four-line stanza which he supposedly invented
- (in the plural) alcaic verses
From Latin alcaicus, from Greek αλκαικος, from Αλκαιος ‘Alcaeus’.