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Headword: *xwli/ambos
Adler number: chi,424
Translated headword: choliamb, choliambic
Vetting Status: high
A kind of verse.
Greek Original:
*xwli/ambos: ei)=dos sti/xou.
cf. ps.-Herodian 152.
"Limping iambics": iambic trimeter with the next-to-last syllable long instead of short. Used in satirical or comic poems, notably by Hipponax (iota 588) and Babrius (beta 7). See LSJ at web address 1 below.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; imagery; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 January 2001@16:38:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 23 November 2001@05:46:08.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 21 April 2010@03:48:28.
David Whitehead on 8 August 2011@05:21:34.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and link) on 24 September 2013@23:23:34.
David Whitehead (another note) on 12 November 2013@08:59:26.


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