noun Date: 1656 a poem in the manner of Anacreon; especially a drinking song or light lyric

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  • anacreontic — ANACREÓNTIC, Ă, anacreontici, ce, adj. 1. Care e compus în maniera poeziei erotice de curte a poetului grec antic Anacreon. 2. (În sintagma) Vers anacreontic = vers cu structură metrică des întilnită în poeziile atribuite lui Anacreon. [pr.: cre… …   Dicționar Român

  • Anacreontic — (adj.) of or in the manner of Anacreon, convivial bard of Greece (lit. Up lord ), the celebrated Greek lyrical poet (560 478 B.C.E.), born at Teos in Ionia. Also in reference to his lyric form (1706) of a four line stanza, rhymed alternately,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Anacreontic — [ə nak΄rē än′tik] adj. [sometimes a ] of or like the poetry of Anacreon, as in praising love and conviviality n. an Anacreontic poem or verse …   English World dictionary

  • Anacreontic — A*nac re*on tic, a. [L. Anacreonticus.] Pertaining to, after the manner of, or in the meter of, the Greek poet Anacreon; amatory and convivial. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anacreontic — A*nac re*on tic, n. A poem after the manner of Anacreon; a sprightly little poem in praise of love and wine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anacreontic — Anacreontically, adv. /euh nak ree on tik/, adj. 1. (sometimes l.c.) of or in the manner of Anacreon. 2. (sometimes l.c.) convivial and amatory. n. 3. (l.c.) an Anacreontic poem. [1650 60; < L Anacreonticus, equiv. to Anacreont ( < Gk Anakreont …   Universalium

  • Anacreontic — A•nac•re•on•tic [[t]əˌnæk riˈɒn tɪk[/t]] adj. 1) lit. (sometimes l.c.) of or in the manner of Anacreon 2) lit. (sometimes l.c.) convivial and amatory 3) lit. (l.c.) an Anacreontic poem • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • Anacreontic — adjective Etymology: Latin anacreonticus, from Anacreont , Anacreon Anacreon, from Greek Anakreont , Anakreōn Date: 1611 1. of, relating to, or resembling the poetry of Anacreon 2. convivial or amatory in tone or theme …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anacreontic — 1. adjective Pertaining to the Greek poet Anacreon and his manners; jovial, festive. 2. noun short lyrical piece that is about love and wine …   Wiktionary

  • anacreòntic — a|na|cre|òn|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

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