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Definition of Pyrrhics

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 Pyrrhics from wikipedia

- "and the" in the second line may be considered as pyrrhics (also analyzable as ionic meter). Pyrrhics alone are not used to construct an entire poem due...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- idea, 1918–1992. London: Hurst. OCLC 51093251. Doughty, Robert A. (2005). Pyrrhic victory: French strategy and operations in the Great War. Harvard University...
- elsewhere remained obdurate despite their defeats. The Allies suffered a Pyrrhic victory at the Battle of Malplaquet with 21,000 casualties, twice that...
- three hours, Cornwallis’s army took possession of the field, but it was a Pyrrhic victory.... Cornwallis could not afford the casualties his army sustained...
- mandate". Kyiv Post. 11 February 2010. "Ukraine's Party of Regions: A pyrrhic victory". EurActiv – EU News & policy debates, across languages. "Ukraine...
- wars (First Latin War (Battle of Lake Regillus) Second Latin War) Samnite Wars Pyrrhic War Punic Wars (First Second Third) Macedonian Wars (Illyrian First Macedonian...
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