Origin of stichometryfrom Classical Greek stichos, a line (see stile) + -metry
Origin of stichometryGreek stikhos stich ; see steigh- in Indo-European roots. -metry
- The measurement of books in terms of how many lines of text they contain.
- The division of the text of a book into lines; a method of writing manuscripts used before punctuation was adopted.
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From Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„Î¯Ï‡Î¿Ï‚ (stikhos, “a row or file of soldiers"; “a line of poetry", “a verse") +"Ž -metry.