octastich

noun oc·ta·stich \ˈäktəˌstik\
variants: less commonly

octastichon

\äkˈtastəˌkän\

Definition of octastich

plural

octastichs

\-ks\ also

octasticha

\-stə̇kə\
  1. :  a verse unit of eight lines

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Origin and Etymology of 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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