A poem or stanza having five lines.
A poem or stanza of five lines.
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Origin of pentastich
- From Late Greek pentastikhos of five lines penta- penta- stikhos line steigh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Ancient Greek