pyrrhic

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pyrrhichius, from Ancient Greek πυρρίχιος (purrhíkhios), from πυρρίχη (purrhíkhē, war dance)

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Adjective[edit]

pyrrhic (not comparable)

  1. (prosody) Of or characterized by pyrrhics.
  2. Relating to Pyrrhus, a Macedonian king, or some of his costly victories he had while fighting Rome.

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Noun[edit]

pyrrhic (plural pyrrhics)

  1. An Ancient Greek war dance.
  2. (prosody) A metric foot with two short or unaccented syllables.