noun (1)
\ ˈstik \
plural -s

Definition of stich

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a measured part of something written especially in verse : line, verse


noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of stich (Entry 2 of 3)

: a trick in various card games (such as pinochle) that has scoring value because it is the last one
\ ˌstik \
plural -s

Definition of -stich (Entry 3 of 3)

: poem or stanza consisting of (so many) lines decastich heptastich

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History and Etymology for stich

Noun (1)

Greek stichos; akin to Greek steichein to walk, go

Noun (2)

German, sting, pricking, trick at cards, from Old High German stih sting, pricking

Noun combining form

Latin -stichon, from Greek, from neuter of -stichos having (so many) rows or lines, from stichos row, line, verse

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“Stich.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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