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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SPONDAIC, SPONDAICAL, a. [See Spondee.] Pertaining to a spondee; denoting two long feet in poetry.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or consisting of spondees; "spondaic hexameter"

Merriam Webster's

adjective or noun see spondee

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 of or concerning spondees. 2 (of a hexameter) having a spondee as a fifth foot. Etymology: F sponda{iuml}que or LL spondaicus = LL spondiacus f. Gk spondeiakos (as SPONDEE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Spondaic Spon*da"ic, Spondaical Spon*da"ic*al, a. [L. spondaicus, spondiacus, Gr. ?: cf. F. sponda["i]que.] 1. Or of pertaining to a spondee; consisting of spondees. 2. Containing spondees in excess; marked by spondees; as, a spondaic hexameter, i. e., one which has a spondee instead of a dactyl in the fifth foot.



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