French acrostichefrom Old French from Greek akrostikhisakronhead, endacromegalystikhoslinesteigh- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Ancient Greek ἀκροστιχίς (akrostikhis).
Acrostic Sentence Examples
This book is worthy of note on account of the quaint and sarcastic humour of its numerous acrostic verses.
The A pologeticum, undoubtedly by Commodianus, although the name of the author (as well as the title) is absent from the MS., is free from the acrostic restriction.
Acrostic poems are very easy for beginners to write.
Acrostic poems are often written to spell someone's name or words such as PEACE, LOVE, JOY, HOPE, and FRIENDSHIP.
Besides his lyrical and satirical poems, he contributed many of the finest compositions to the liturgy (some of them with the acrostic "Shelomoh ha-gaton"), which are widely different from the artificial manner of the earlier payyetanim.