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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: pyrrhic (0.01230 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to pyrrhic.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: pyrrhic pyrrhic adj 1: of or relating to a war dance of ancient Greece; “pyrrhic dance movements” 2: of or relating to or containing a metrical foot of two unstressed syllables; “pyrrhic verses” 3: of or relating to or resembling Pyrrhus or his exploits (especially his sustaining staggering losses in order to defeat the Romans); “a Pyrrhic victory” n 1: a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables [syn: dibrach] 2: an ancient Greek dance imitating the motions of warfare
English → English (gcide) Definition: Pyrrhic Pyrrhic \Pyr"rhic\, n. 1. [Gr. ?: cf. F. pyrrhique, fem.] An ancient Greek martial dance, to the accompaniment of the flute, its time being very quick. [1913 Webster] 2. [L. pyrrhichius (sc. pes), Gr. ? (sc. ?): cf. F. pyrrhique, masc.] (Pros.) A foot consisting of two short syllables. [1913 Webster] Pyrrhic \Pyr"rhic\, a. [L. pyrrhichius, Gr. ? belonging to the ? (sc. ?) a kind of war dance.] 1. Of or pertaining to an ancient Greek martial dance. “ ye have the pyrrhic dance as yet.” --Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. (Pros.) Of or pertaining to a pyrrhic, or to pyrrhics; containing pyrrhic; as, a pyrrhic verse. [1913 Webster] Pyrrhic victory [From Pyrrhus, king of Epirus.], (a) a victory in which the winning side sustains very heavy losses. (b) any act supposedly benefitting the actor, for which the costs outweight the benefits. [PJC]


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