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n. pl. dis·tichs
1. A unit of verse consisting of two lines, especially as used in Greek and Latin elegiac poetry.
2. A rhyming couplet.
[Latin distichon, from Greek distikhon, from neuter of distikhos, having two rows or verses : di-, two; see di-1 + stikhos, line of verse; see steigh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
(Poetry) prosody a unit of two verse lines, usually a couplet
[C16: from Greek distikhos having two lines, from di-1 + stikhos stich]
1. a unit of two lines of verse, usu. a self-contained statement; couplet.
2. a rhyming couplet.
a couplet or pair of verses or lines, usually read as a unit.See also: Verse
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|Noun||1.||distich - two items of the same kind |
fellow, mate - one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
2, II, two, deuce - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
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