Definition of Distich

1. Noun. Two items of the same kind.

Exact synonyms: Brace, Couple, Couplet, Duad, Duet, Duo, Dyad, Pair, Span, Twain, Twosome, Yoke
Terms within: Fellow, Mate
Generic synonyms: 2, Deuce, Ii, Two
Specialized synonyms: Doubleton
Derivative terms: Couple, Pair, Pair



Definition of Distich

1. n. A couple of verses or poetic lines making complete sense; an epigram of two verses.

2. a. Disposed in two vertical rows; two- ranked.

Definition of Distich

1. Noun. (prosody) A couplet, a two line stanza making complete sense. ¹

2. Noun. Any couplet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Distich

1. a couplet [n -S] - See also: couplet

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Distich

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distentions
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distich (current term)
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Literary usage of Distich

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Further, the distich formation is not the only one employed in this form of ... Sometimes the distich is composed of 3 + 4 feet, an example of which is ..."

2. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"... of the spoil of the Moden, be bad formerly on bis own individual responsibility presumed to bavo tbo following distich inscribed : — " Tlio ..."

3. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"development has converted into an indifferent distich : My name's Whitehall, God bless the poet; If I submit the king shall know it. ..."

4. The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History. by John Lothrop Motley (1858)
"... salt into his goblet, and, placing himself under these symbols of the brotherhood, repeated a jingling distich, produced impromptu for the occasion. ..."

5. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"wH THE distich Coleridge's Translation. IN THE hexameter rises the fountain's silvery column; In the pentameter aye falling in melody back. ..."

6. The Metres of the Greeks and Romans: A Manual for Schools and Private Study by Eduard Munk (1844)
"distich composition consists in the combination of a longer and a shorter verse into one whole (P. 1. c. 9. p. 34). The shorter verse either precedes the ..."

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