distich

noun
dis·​tich | \ ˈdi-(ˌ)stik How to pronounce distich (audio) \

Definition of distich

: a strophic unit of two lines

First Known Use of distich

1553, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for distich

Latin distichon, from Greek, from neuter of distichos having two rows, from di- + stichos row, verse; akin to Greek steichein to go — more at stair

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“Distich.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distich. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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