hexastich

noun

hex·​a·​stich
ˈheksəˌstik
variants or less commonly hexastichon
hekˈsastəˌkän
plural hexastichs also hexasticha
⸗ˈ⸗stə̇kə
: a group, stanza, or poem of six lines
hexastichic
¦heksə¦stikik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin hexastichon, from Medieval Latin, probably from Greek hexastichon, neuter of hexastichos of six rows, of six lines, from hexa- + stichos row, line; akin to Greek steichein to go

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“Hexastich.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexastich. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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