Origin of distichClassical Latin distichon ; from Classical Greek ; from distichos, having two rows ; from di-, two + stichos, a row, verse ; from base of steichein, to step: see stile
- A unit of verse consisting of two lines, especially as used in Greek and Latin elegiac poetry.
- A rhyming couplet.
Origin of distichLatin distichon, from Greek distikhon, from neuter of distikhos, having two rows or verses : di-, two; see di–1 + stikhos, line of verse; see steigh- in Indo-European roots.
(plural distichs or distiches)
From Latin distichon (“a poem of two verses, a distich consisting of a hexameter and a pentameter”), from Ancient Greek δίστιχον (distikhon)