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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 147 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GLYCONIC (from Glycon, a Greek lyric poet), a form of verse, best known in Catullus and Horace (usually in the catalectic variety = _ a), with three feet—a spondee and two dactyls; or four—three trochees and a dactyl, or a dactyl and three chorees. Sir R. Jebb pointed out that the last form might be varied by placing the dactyl second or third, and according to its--place this verse was called a First, Second or Third Glyconic. Cf. J. W. White, in Classical Quarterly (Oct. 1909).
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GLYPH (from Gr. yXi4€ty, to carve)

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