Definition of hexastich
: a group, stanza, or poem of six lines
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Origin and Etymology of 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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