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sextain

[sek-steyn] /ˈsɛk steɪn/
noun, Prosody
1.
a stanza of six lines.
2.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; blend of two obsolete French words: sixain six-line stanza and sestine sestina
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sextain

/ˈsɛksteɪn/
noun
1.
another word for sestina
Word Origin
C17: from obsolete French sestinesestina, but also influenced by obsolete sixain stanza of six lines
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