Origin of AlcaicLate Latin Alcaicus of Alcaeus from Greek Alkaïkos 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’.