dis·​tich ˈdi-(ˌ)stik How to pronounce distich (audio)
: a strophic unit of two lines

Word History


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

First Known Use

1553, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of distich was in 1553

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“Distich.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distich. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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