octastich

noun
oc·​ta·​stich | \ ˈäktəˌstik \
variants: or less commonly octastichon \ äkˈtastəˌkän \
plural octastichs\ -​ks \ also octasticha\ -​stə̇kə \

Definition of octastich

: a verse unit of eight lines

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History and Etymology for octastich

Late Greek oktastichon, neuter of oktastichos consisting of eight lines, from Greek okta- octa- + stichos line; akin to Greek steichein to go

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“Octastich.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octastich. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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