meaning of Alexandrine

Alexandrine meaning in General Dictionary

some sort of verse consisting in English of twelve syllables

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  • Belonging to Alexandria Alexandrian
  • (prosody) a type of verse with six iambic legs
  • Owned By Alexandria; Alexandrian.
  • a type of verse consisting in English of twelve syllables.

Alexandrine meaning in Names Dictionary

Feminine as a type of Alexandre.
Name Origin: French
Name Gender: Female


Alexandrine meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in mention of the a kind of verse range, 1580s (adj.); 1660s (n.), reported to be from Old French Roman d'Alexandre, name of a poem about Alexander the fantastic that has been well-known at the center years, that used a 12-syllable type of 6 legs (the French brave verse); it absolutely was found in English to alter the brave verse of 5 feet. The name also often is reported to be from Alexandre de Paris, 13c. French poet, whom utilized such a line (and whom also composed one of the popular Alexander the fantastic poems).


Alexandrine meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) owned by Alexandria; Alexandrian.

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  • (letter.) Some sort of verse consisting in English of twelve syllables.

Sentence Examples with the word Alexandrine

Bezae and in Syr C; (2) the Alexandrine text used by Cyril of Alexandria and found especially in CL 33; and (3) a text which differs from both the above mentioned and is therefore called by WH the Neutral text, found especially in rt B and the quotations of Origen.

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