variants or less commonly octastichon
plural octastichs
also octasticha
: a verse unit of eight lines

Word History


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 10 Jun. 2023.

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