One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mid 19th century. From classical Latin Phalaecius, designating the hendecasyllabic metre used by the poet Phalaecus (from the name of Phalaecus (Hellenistic Greek Φάλαικος), Greek poet (fl. 300 b.c.) + -ius, suffix forming adjectives) + -ean. With use as noun compare classical Latin Phalaecium, Hellenistic Greek Φαλαίκειον (short for Φαλαίκειον μέτρον).
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