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stichic

[stik-ik] /ˈstɪk ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or consisting of stichs or verses.
2.
composed of lines of the same metrical form throughout.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Greek stichikós. See stich1, -ic
Related forms
stichically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for stichic
adj.

"made up of lines," 1787 (implied in stichical), from Greek stikhikos "of lines, of verses," from stikhos "row, line, rank, verse," related to steikhein "to go, to march in order" (see stair).

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