\ˌɑːkɪlˈɒki͡ən], \ˌɑːkɪlˈɒkiən], \ˌɑː_k_ɪ_l_ˈɒ_k_iə_n]\
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Ã¤r-ki-l[=o]'ki-an, adj. pertaining to the Greek lyric poet Archilochus of Paros (714-676 B.C.), the supposed originator of iambic metre, noted for the bitterness of his satire--hence the proverbial phrases, 'Archilochian bitterness' and 'Parian verse:' a lesser Archilochian verse = a dactylic hexameter alternating with a penthemim; a greater Archilochian, a verse consisting of four dactyls and three trochees.
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