hemistich


hemi·stich

noun \ˈhe-mi-ˌstik\

Definition of HEMISTICH

:  half a poetic line of verse usually divided by a caesura

Origin of HEMISTICH

Latin hemistichium, from Greek hēmistichion, from hēmi- + stichos line, verse; akin to Greek steichein to go — more at stair
First Known Use: 1575

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