Pentastich Pen"ta*stich, n. [Gr. ? of five verses; ? (see {Penta-}) + ? line, verse.] A composition consisting of five verses. [1913 Webster]

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  • pentastich — [pen′tə stik΄] n. [Gr pentastichos: see PENTA & STICH] a poem or stanza of five lines …   English World dictionary

  • pentastich — /pen teuh stik /, n. Pros. a strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of five lines or verses. [1650 60; < NL pentastichus < Gk pentástichos. See PENTA , STICH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pentastich — pen·ta·stich …   English syllables

  • pentastich — /ˈpɛntəstɪk/ (say pentuhstik) noun a strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of five lines or verses. {New Latin pentastichus, from Greek pentastichos of five lines} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pentastich —   n. stanza of five lines.    ♦ pentastichous, a. arranged in five rows.    ♦ pentastichy, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pentastich — ˈpentəˌstik noun ( s) Etymology: Late Greek pentastichos of five verses, from Greek penta + stichos verse, line more at stich : a unit, stanza, or poem consisting of five lines …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mukhammas — (Arabic مخمس fivefold ) refers to a type of Persian or Urdu cinquain or pentastich with Sufi connections based on a pentameter. It is one of the more popular verse forms in Tajik Badakhshan, occurring both in madoh and in other performance… …   Wikipedia

  • steigh- — To stride, step, rise. Derivatives include stirrup, acrostic and stair. I. Basic form *steigh . sty2; stirrup, from Old English stīgan, to go up, rise, from Germanic *stīgan. II. Zero grade form …   Universalium

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