tetrastich

[te-truh-stik, te-tras-tik]

Origin of tetrastich

1570–80; < Latin tetrastichon < Greek tetrástichon, noun use of neuter of tetrástichos. See tetrastichous
Related formstet·ra·stich·ic [te-truh-stik-ik] /ˌtɛ trəˈstɪk ɪk/, te·tras·ti·chal [ti-tras-ti-kuh l] /tɪˈtræs tɪ kəl/, adjective
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tetrastich

noun
  1. a poem, stanza, or strophe that consists of four lines
Derived Formstetrastichic (ˌtɛtrəˈstɪkɪk) or tetrastichal (tɛˈtræstɪkəl), adjective

Word Origin for tetrastich

C16: via Latin from Greek tetrastikhon, from tetra- + stikhos row
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