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distich

[dis-tik] /ˈdɪs tɪk/
noun, Prosody
1.
a unit of two lines of verse, usually a self-contained statement; couplet.
2.
a rhyming couplet.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Latin distichon, noun use of neuter of Greek dístichos having two lines, equivalent to di- di-1 + stíchos row
Related forms
distichal, adjective
subdistich, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for distich

distich

/ˈdɪstɪk/
noun
1.
(prosody) a unit of two verse lines, usually a couplet
Derived Forms
distichal, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Greek distikhos having two lines, from di-1 + stikhosstich
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