Origin of stichic

From the Greek word stichikós, dating back to 1860–65. See stich1, -ic
Related formsstich·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Word Origin and History for stichic

"made up of lines," 1787 (implied in stichical), from Greek stikhikos "of lines, of verses," from stikhos "row, line, rank, verse," related to steikhein "to go, to march in order" (see stair).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper