stichometry

noun sti·chom·e·try \stə̇ˈkämə‧trē\

Definition of stichometry

plural

-es

  1. 1a :  a measurement of books by the number of lines they contain b :  a list of documents stating how many lines each contains

  2. 2 :  division of the text of a book into lines; especially :  division of texts into lines fitted to the sense (as in manuscripts antedating the adoption of punctuation)

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Origin and Etymology of stichometry

Greek stichos line + English -metry


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