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Definition of Pyrrhic

Pyrrhic
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. 2. (Pros.) Of or pertaining to a pyrrhic, or to pyrrhics; containing pyrrhic; as, a pyrrhic verse.
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. 2. [L. pyrrhichius (sc. pes), Gr. ? (sc. ?): cf. F. pyrrhique, masc.] (Pros.) A foot consisting of two short syllables.

Meaning of Pyrrhic from wikipedia

- A Pyrrhic victory (/ˈpɪrɪk/ (listen) PIRR-ik) is a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone...
- A pyrrhic (/ˈpɪrɪk/; Gr****: πυρρίχιος pyrrichios, from πυρρίχη pyrrichē) is a metrical foot used in formal poetry. It consists of two unaccented, short...
- A pyrrhic is a metrical foot used in formal poetry. Pyrrhic may also refer to: Senses qualifying uses of "victory": Pyrrhic victory, a victory at devastating...
- The Pyrrhic War (280–275 BC) was a war fought by Pyrrhus, the king of Epirus. Pyrrhus was asked by the people of the Gr**** city of Tarentum in southern...
- Pyrrhic defeat theory /ˈpɪrɪk/ is the idea that those with the power to change a system, benefit from the way it currently works. In criminology, pyrrhic...
- Retrieved 23 December 2007. Denson, John (1997). The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories. New York: Prentice Hall. p. 259. ISBN 978-1-56000-319-9. Gunther...
- Pyrrhic Victory is an EP by metalcore band Zao, released on November 3, 2017. It is the third release by the band on their own Observed/Observer Recordings...
- civilizing activities, like wine-making or music. The dance in armor (the "Pyrrhic dance" or pyrrhichios [Πυρρίχη]) was a male coming-of-age initiation ritual...
- The Pyrrhichios or Pyrrhike dance ("Pyrrhic dance"; Ancient Gr****: πυρρίχιος or πυρρίχη, but often misspelled as πυρρίχειος or πυρήχειος) was the best...
- entirely in trochees, barring the occasional substitution (iamb, spondee, pyrrhic, etc.). Should you ask me, whence these stories? Whence these legends and...
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