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tetrastich

[te-truh-stik, te-tras-tik] /ˈtɛ trə stɪk, tɛˈtræs tɪk/
noun, Prosody
1.
a strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of four lines.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin tetrastichon < Greek tetrástichon, noun use of neuter of tetrástichos. See tetrastichous
Related forms
tetrastichic
[te-truh-stik-ik] /ˌtɛ trəˈstɪk ɪk/ (Show IPA),
tetrastichal
[ti-tras-ti-kuh l] /tɪˈtræs tɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tetrastichal

tetrastich

/ˈtɛtrəˌstɪk/
noun
1.
a poem, stanza, or strophe that consists of four lines
Derived Forms
tetrastichic (ˌtɛtrəˈstɪkɪk), tetrastichal (tɛˈtræstɪkəl) adjective
Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek tetrastikhon, from tetra- + stikhos row
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