tetrastich

noun

tet·​ra·​stich
ˈte‧trəˌstik
plural -s
: a prosodic unit or stanza of four lines
tetrastichal
tə̇‧ˈtrastə̇kəl
adjective
tetrastichic
¦te‧trə¦stikik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

Latin tetrastichon, from Greek, neuter of tetrastichos of four lines, from tetra- + stichos line, verse

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“Tetrastich.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrastich. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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