hex·​a·​stich | \ ˈheksəˌstik\
variants: or less commonly hexastichon \ hekˈsastəˌkän \
plural hexastichs also hexasticha\ ⸗ˈ⸗stə̇kə \

Definition of hexastich

: a group, stanza, or poem of six lines

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hexastichic \ ¦heksə¦stikik \ adjective

History and Etymology for hexastich

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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