hexameter

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From Ancient Greek ἑξάμετρος (hexámetros). Equivalent to hexa- +‎ meter.

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  • Hyphenation: he‧xa‧me‧ter

Noun[edit]

hexameter (countable and uncountable, plural hexameters)

  1. (countable) a line in a poem having six metrical feet
  2. (uncountable) a poetic metre in which each line has six feet

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hexameter, from Ancient Greek ἑξάμετρος (hexámetros).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɦɛkˈsaː.meː.tər/, /ɦɛkˈsaː.meː.tɛr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: he‧xa‧me‧ter

Noun[edit]

hexameter m (plural hexameters)

  1. hexameter
    Wie ook deze discours snapt, zal weten dat mij slechts dactylisch hexameter vertrouwd is en niets anders, geef me toch vrijheid!
    Who also understands this exposition, will know that only dactylic hexameter is familiar to me and nothing else, give me liberty!

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from hexa- +‎ meter.

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hexameter m (genitive hexametrī); second declension

  1. hexameter

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (nominative singular in -er).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative hexameter hexametrī
Genitive hexametrī hexametrōrum
Dative hexametrō hexametrīs
Accusative hexametrum hexametrōs
Ablative hexametrō hexametrīs
Vocative hexameter hexametrī

References[edit]

  • hexameter in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • hexameter in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • hexameter in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette