Definition of molossic in English:

molossic

adjective

Prosody
rare
  • Using or composed of molossi; having a rhythm resembling that of a molossus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Horace Bushnell (1802–1876), Congregationalist minister and theologian. From molossus + -ic, probably after post-classical Latin Molossicus or Hellenistic Greek Μολοσσικός (in ancient Greek designating the breed of dog).

Pronunciation

molossic

/məˈlɒsɪk/