Distich meaning

dĭstĭk
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A unit of verse consisting of two lines, especially as used in Greek and Latin elegiac poetry.
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A rhyming couplet.
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Two successive lines of verse regarded as a unit; couplet.
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(prosody) A couplet, a two line stanza making complete sense.
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Any couplet.
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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