noun, plural sestinas, sestine
[se-stee-ney] /sɛˈsti neɪ/ (Show IPA). Prosody.
a poem of six six-line stanzas and a three-line envoy, originally without rhyme, in which each stanza repeats the end words of the lines of the first stanza, but in different order, the envoy using the six words again, three in the middle of the lines and three at the end.
an elaborate verse form of Italian origin, normally unrhymed, consisting of six stanzas of six lines each and a concluding tercet. The six final words of the lines in the first stanza are repeated in a different order in each of the remaining five stanzas and also in the concluding tercet Also called sextain
noun 1. an ancient Thracian town on the Hellespont opposite Abydos: Xerxes crossed the Hellespont here when he began his invasion of Greece. noun 1. a ruined town in NW Turkey, at the narrowest point of the Dardanelles: N terminus of the bridge of boats built by Xerxes in 481 bc for the crossing of […]
[ses-toh san joh-vah-nee; Italian se-staw sahn jaw-vahn-nee] /ˈsɛs toʊ ˌsæn dʒoʊˈvɑ ni; Italian ˈsɛ stɔ ˌsɑn dʒɔˈvɑn ni/ noun 1. a city in Lombardy, N Italy: a suburb of Milan.
verb (used with object), set, setting. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something or someone: We set a supervisor over the new […]
noun, plural setae [see-tee] /ˈsi ti/ (Show IPA). Biology. 1. a stiff hair; bristle or bristlelike part. noun (pl) -tae (-tiː) 1. (in invertebrates and some plants) any bristle or bristle-like appendage 2. (in mosses) the stalk of the sporophyte that bears the capsule seta se·ta (sē’tə) n. pl. se·tae (-tē) A stiff hair, bristle, […]