What does the word hexameter mean?

Usage examples for hexameter

  1. Then moved by divine guidance 75 there came into the presence of Peisistratos Amphilytos the Arcarnanian, 76 a soothsayer, who approaching him uttered an oracle in hexameter verse, saying thus: " But now the cast hath been made and the net hath been widely extended, And in the night the tunnies will dart through the moon- lighted waters." – The History Of Herodotus Volume 1(of 2) by Herodotus
  2. Ovid wished to balance the hexameter with the pentameter, and used a standard epithet to fill out the metre. – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid
  3. For a few lines together Catullus can write in hexameter more exquisitely than any other Latin poet. – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail