sextain

[ sek-steyn ]

nounProsody.
  1. a stanza of six lines.

Origin of sextain

1
1630–40; blend of two obsolete French words: sixain six-line stanza and sestinesestina

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sextain

/ (ˈsɛksteɪn) /


noun
  1. another word for sestina

Origin of sextain

1
C17: from obsolete French sestine sestina, but also influenced by obsolete sixain stanza of six lines

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