pertaining to Alcaeus or to certain meters or a form of strophe or stanza used by, or named after, him.
Alcaics, Alcaic verses or strophes.
Thus, there is as much artificiality about a stanza of Chinese verse as there is about an Alcaic stanza in Latin.
A History of Chinese Literature Herbert A. Giles
The model of this variety is not to be found in any of the Alcaic or Tyrtæan remains.
The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume II. Various
As a boy of sixteen, he wrote verses in the Alcaic and Asclepiadeian measures, and soon acquired a considerable mastery over them.
Types of Weltschmerz in German Poetry Wilhelm Alfred Braun
He used to say, “The Horatian Alcaic is, perhaps, the stateliest metre except the Virgilian hexameter at its best.”
Tennyson and His Friends Various
On the other hand, we can find scarcely an ode in the Sapphic or Alcaic metre, which does not clearly betray its modern origin.
The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy Jacob Burckhardt
Somewhat as in the Greek Alcaic, where the penultimate line seems to lift and suspend the wave that falls over in the last.
The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam Omar Khayyam
Virgilius Mars wrote in hexameters; Horatius Flaccus in Alcaic, sapphic, and anapestic verse.
The Green Book Mr Jkai
Of these, four are in hendecasyllabics, one in the Alcaic and one in the Sapphic stanza.
The Student’s Companion to Latin Authors George Middleton
of or relating to a metre used by the 7th-century bc Greek lyric poet Alcaeus, consisting of a strophe of four lines each with four feet
(usually pl) verse written in the Alcaic form
the descendants of Alcaeus. Historical Examples They founded their refusal on a papal bull; and on the other aide, the Alcaids produced the royal warrant. The Catholic World; Vol. IV.; October, 1866, to March, 1867. E. Rameur
a commander of a fortress. a jailer; the warden of a prison. Historical Examples The alcaide’s appearance was strange to the eyes of him, who had last seen him in the light European garb of his country. The Pastor’s Fire-side Vol. 4 (of 4) Jane Porter The humbler officials of the tribunal were the nuncio, […]
- Alcala de henares
a city in central Spain, a historic academic center on the Henares River, NE of Madrid. Historical Examples He had scarcely recovered, and the queen was still in a state of convalescence, when the king sent him to alcala de henares. The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to […]
any of several rod-shaped aerobic or facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Alcaligenes, found in the intestinal tract of humans and other vertebrates and in dairy products.