- the practice of writing a prose text in lines, often of slightly differing lengths, that correspond to units of sense and indicate phrasal rhythms.
Origin of stichometry
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In the opinion of some, the use of the dot, at least to some extent, was earlier than stichometry.
If the stichometry of Nicephorus is right, the existing form of the book is merely fragmentary compared with its original compass.
However this may be, the original conception doubtless came from the stichometry of Hebrew poetry.
- prosody the practice of writing out a prose text in lines that correspond to the sense units and indicate the phrasal rhythms
C18: from Late Greek stikhometria. See stich, -metry
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