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)