- a strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of four lines.
Origin of tetrastich
1570–80; < Latin tetrastichon < Greek tetrástichon, noun use of neuter of tetrástichos. See tetrastichous
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Here Selvaggi praised him in a distich, and Salsilli in a tetrastich: neither of them of much value.Lives of the English Poets: Waller, Milton, Cowley
- a poem, stanza, or strophe that consists of four lines
C16: via Latin from Greek tetrastikhon, from tetra- + stikhos row