hexameter

Part of speech: adjective

Pros. Having six feet in a verse.

Part of speech: noun

Pros. A verse of six feet.

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Usage examples "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)", 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", Ovid.
  3. For a few lines together Catullus can write in hexameter more exquisitely than any other Latin poet. - "Latin Literature", J. W. Mackail.