- Stich is a line of poetry or prose.
A line in Shakespeare's poems is an example of a stich.
Prosody a line of prose or, esp., of verse
Origin of stichClassical Greek stichos: see stile
A line of verse.
Origin of stichGreek stikhos; see steigh- in Indo-European roots.
- (obsolete) A verse, of whatever measure or number of feet, especially a verse of the Scriptures.
- (obsolete) A row, line, or rank of trees.
From Ancient Greek στίχος (stikhos, “line, row, verse”). Akin to στείχω (steikhō, “I go”).