Distich Definition

dĭstĭk
distichs
noun
Two successive lines of verse regarded as a unit; couplet.
Webster's New World
A rhyming couplet.
American Heritage
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adjective
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Distich

Noun

Singular:
distich
Plural:
distichs

Origin of Distich

  • Latin distichon from Greek distikhon from neuter of distikhos having two rows or verses di- two di–1 stikhos line of verse steigh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin distichon (“a poem of two verses, a distich consisting of a hexameter and a pentameter”), from Ancient Greek δίστιχον (distikhon)

    From Wiktionary

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