acrostical

  • 1 Acrostical — Acrostic A*cros tic, Acrostical A*cros tic*al, n. Pertaining to, or characterized by, acrostics. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 acrostical — adjective see acrostic …

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  • 3 acrostical — see acrostichal area, bristles, scales …

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  • 4 acrostical — adjective Like an acrostic …

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  • 5 acrostical — acros·ti·cal …

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  • 6 acrostical — adjective see acrostic II …

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  • 7 Acrostic — A*cros tic, Acrostical A*cros tic*al, n. Pertaining to, or characterized by, acrostics. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 acrostic — noun Etymology: Middle French & Greek; Middle French acrostiche, from Greek akrostichis, from akr acr + stichos line; akin to steichein to go more at stair Date: 1530 1. a composition usually in verse in which sets of letters (as the initial or… …

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  • 9 acrostic — acrostically, adv. /euh kraw stik, euh kros tik/, n. 1. a series of lines or verses in which the first, last, or other particular letters when taken in order spell out a word, phrase, etc. adj. 2. Also, acrostical. of, like, or forming an… …

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  • 10 acrostic — [ə krôs′tik, əkräs′tik] n. [Gr akrostichos < akros (see ACRO ) + stichos, line of verse] a verse or arrangement of words in which certain letters in each line, such as the first or last, when taken in order spell out a word, motto, etc. adj.… …

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  • 11 ADDIR BI-MELUKHAH — (Heb. אַדִּיר בִּמְלוּכָה; Mighty in Kingship ), acrostical hymn recited toward the close of the Passover seder in the Ashkenazi and some other rites. It enumerates various attributes of God in the first two lines of each strophe, followed by a… …

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  • 12 HAGGADAH, PASSOVER — (Heb. הַגָּדָה; telling ), a set form of benedictions, prayers, midrashic comments and psalms recited at the seder ritual on the eve of passover .   INTRODUCTION The Haggadah is based on the seder service prescribed by the Mishnah (Pes. 10),… …

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  • 13 SHIR HA-YIḤUD — (Heb. שִׁיר הַיִּחוּד; Hymn of Unity ), a lengthy medieval liturgical poem divided into seven parts, one for each day of the week, praising God, extolling His uniqueness, and emphasizing the smallness of His creatures. Poetic beauty and sublimity …

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