Prosody. noting a verse consisting of a dactyl () followed by a spondee () or trochee ().
of or like Adonis.
Prosody. an Adonic verse or line.
Adonic verse is a pentasyllable with necessary accents on the first and fourth syllables.
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(in classical prosody) of or relating to a verse line consisting of a dactyl (¯˘˘) followed by a spondee (––) or by a trochee (¯˘), thought to have been first used in laments for Adonis
of or relating to Adonis
an Adonic line or verse
adoniram (Adoram, 1 Kings 12:18), the son of Abda, was “over the tribute,” i.e., the levy or forced labour. He was stoned to death by the people of Israel (1 Kings 4:6; 5:14) Historical Examples adoniram and Ann Judson were both delicate, slender, refined-looking people. Pioneers and Founders Charlotte Mary Yonge I felt a drawing […]
adonikam whom the Lord sets up, one of those “which came with Zerubbabel” (Ezra 2:13). His “children,” or retainers, to the number of 666, came up to Jerusalem (8:13). Historical Examples Yet are there those among them who shame not such high descent, and of such shall be the daughter of Isaac the son of […]
Classical Mythology. a youth slain by a wild boar but permitted by Zeus to pass four months every year in the lower world with Persephone, four with Aphrodite, and four wherever he chose. a very handsome young man. Contemporary Examples The latest Adonis cast in the part is 31-year-old model-turned-actor Jamie Dornan. Meet Jamie Dornan: […]
Classical Mythology. a youth slain by a wild boar but permitted by Zeus to pass four months every year in the lower world with Persephone, four with Aphrodite, and four wherever he chose. a very handsome young man. Historical Examples At least some of the delphiniums, papavers and adonises germinate very imperfectly, if at all, […]
to choose or take as one’s own; make one’s own by selection or assent: to adopt a nickname. to take and rear (the child of other parents) as one’s own child, specifically by a formal legal act. to take or receive into any kind of new relationship: to adopt a person as a protégé. to […]