Definition of Alcmanian in English:

Alcmanian

adjective

Prosody
  • Characterized by or including a metrical unit or combination of units (a line, pair of lines, or strophe) traditionally associated with Alcman, especially (in Latin poetry) one in which dactylic hexameters alternate with dactylic tetrameters.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From post-classical Latin Alcmanius + -an.

Pronunciation

Alcmanian

/alkˈmeɪnɪən/