hemi-stich

hemistich

[hem-i-stik]
noun Prosody.
1.
the exact or approximate half of a stich, or poetic verse or line, especially as divided by a caesura or the like.
2.
an incomplete line, or a line of less than the usual length.

Origin:
1565–75; < Late Latin hēmistichium < Greek hēmistíchion a half-verse. See hemi-, stich1

hemistichal [huh-mis-ti-kuhl, hem-i-stik-uhl] , adjective
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hemistich (ˈhɛmɪˌstɪk)
 
n
prosody a half line of verse

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hemistich
"half a poetic line," 1575, from M.Fr. hémistiche, from L. hemistichium, from Gk. hemistichion "half-line, half-verse," from hemi- "half" + stichos "row, line of verse."
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