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Origin of distich

1545–55; < Latin distichon, noun use of neuter of Greek dístichos having two lines, equivalent to di- di-1 + stíchos row
Related formsdis·ti·chal, adjectivesub·dis·tich, noun
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Related Words for distich

verse, poem, unit, distich

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British Dictionary definitions for distich


  1. prosody a unit of two verse lines, usually a couplet
Derived Formsdistichal, adjective

Word Origin for distich

C16: from Greek distikhos having two lines, from di- 1 + stikhos stich
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