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]

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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 — 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 Song — The Anacreontic Song was the official song of the Anacreontic Society, an 18th century club of amateur musicians in London who gathered regularly to perform concerts. The song is commonly (albeit incorrectly) referred to as To Anacreon in Heaven …   Wikipedia

  • Anacreontic Society — The Anacreontic Society was a popular gentlemen s club of amateur musicians in London, named in honor of Anacreon, a lyric poet of Greece who lived and wrote in the sixth century B.C. The society s patron saint was Anacreon, the convivial bard of …   Wikipedia

  • anacreontic — noun Date: 1656 a poem in the manner of Anacreon; especially a drinking song or light lyric …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

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