distich

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin distichon (a poem of two verses, a distich consisting of a hexameter and a pentameter), from Ancient Greek δίστιχον (dístikhon).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

distich (plural distichs)

  1. (prosody) A couplet, a two-line stanza making complete sense.
    Coordinate term: monostich
    • 2012, Christer Henriksén, A Commentary on Martial, Epigrams Book 9, OUP Oxford, →ISBN, page 282:
      Through these distichs of increasing intensity and vagueness, the reader is brought to the riddle of the concluding distich: as far as the speaker is concerned, the girl was ‘pure’, but she will not be if Aeschylus wants to receive the same service on a ‘bad condition’.
  2. Any couplet.

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Adjective[edit]

distich (not comparable)

  1. Distichous.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin distichus, from Ancient Greek δίστιχος (dístikhos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [dɪsˈtɪç]
  • Hyphenation: dis‧tich

Adjective[edit]

distich (strong nominative masculine singular disticher, not comparable)

  1. (botany) distichous

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Further reading[edit]

  • distich” in Duden online
  • distich” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache