\ad`o*ne"an\ (-nē"an), a. [l. adonēus.] pertaining to adonis; adonic. "fair adonean venus." --faber.
) is a unit of Aeolic verse, a five-syllable metrical foot consisting of a dactyl followed by a trochee. The last line of a Sapphic stanza is an adonic. The pattern (with "-" a long and "u" a short syllable) is:
- u u - -
COMMENTS: 1.If a trochee is intended, then the rythmic pattern should read: " -uu -u "
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Pertaining to Adonis; Adonic.
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