Sunday, April 08, 2007

Today's English

Elegiac: 1. a : of, relating to, or consisting of two dactylic hexameter lines the second of which lacks the arsis in the third and sixth feet b (1) : written in or consisting of elegiac couplets (2) : noted for having written poetry in such couplets c : of or relating to the period in Greece about the seventh century B.C. when poetry written in such couplets flourished.

2. Of, relating to, or involving elegy or mourning or expressing sorrow for that which is irrecoverably past.


Anonymous said...

I think that's "elegiac".

Rufus said...

I'll get that. Thanks.