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Distich Definition

A two line Greek stanza. The distich is particularly associated with Greek elegiac verse and consists of one line of dactylic hexameter and one line  of dactylic pentameter.


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Other Distich Definition

[n] two items of the same kind

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2, deuce, II, two

Misc. Definitions

\Dis"tich\, n. [L. distichon, Gr. ?, neut. of ? with two rows, of two verses; di- = di`s- twice + ? row, verse, fr. ? to ascend; akin to AS. st[=i]gan to ascend: cf. F. distique. See {Stirrup}.] (Pros.) A couple of verses or poetic lines making complete sense; an epigram of two verses.
\Dis"tich\, Distichous \Dis"tich*ous\, a. [Gr. ?. See {Distich}, n.] Disposed in two vertical rows; two-ranked.

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