Tetrastich Te*tras"tich, n. [L. tetrastichon, Gr. ?; te`tra- (see {Tetra-}) + ? a row, verse.] A stanza, epigram, or poem, consisting of four verses or lines. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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  • tetrastich — [te′trə stik΄] n. [L tetrastichon < Gr: see TETRA & STICH] a poem or stanza of four lines …   English World dictionary

  • tetrastich — tetrastichic /te treuh stik ik/, tetrastichal /ti tras ti keuhl/, adj. /te treuh stik, te tras tik/, n. Pros. a strophe, stanza, or poem consisting of four lines. [1570 80; < L tetrastichon < Gk tetrástichon, n. use of neut. of tetrástichos. See… …   Universalium

  • tetrastich — noun /ˈtɛtɹəstɪk/ A four line stanza …   Wiktionary

  • tetrastich — [ tɛtrəstɪk] noun Prosody a group of four lines of verse. Origin C16: via L. from Gk tetrastikhon having four rows …   English new terms dictionary

  • tetrastich — tet·ra·stich …   English syllables

  • tetrastich — /ˈtɛtrəstɪk/ (say tetruhstik) noun a poem, stanza, or set of four lines. –tetrastichic /tɛtrəˈstɪkɪk/ (say tetruh stikik), tetrastichal /tɛˈtræstɪkəl/ (say te trastikuhl), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • tetrastich —   n. four lined poem or stanza.    ♦ tetrastichal,    ♦ tetrastichic, a.    ♦ tetrastichous, a. in four rows …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • tetrastich — n. Prosody a group of four lines of verse. Etymology: L tetrastichon f. Gk (as TETRA , stikhon line) …   Useful english dictionary

  • te|tras|ti|chous — «teh TRAS tuh kuhs», adjective. Botany. 1. (of flowers) arranged in a spike having four vertical rows. 2. (of a spike) having the flowers arranged in four vertical rows. ╂[< New Latin tetrastichus (with English ous) < Greek tetrástichos;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of literary terms — The following is a list of literary terms; that is, those words used in discussion, classification, criticism, and analysis of literature.: See also: Glossary of poetry terms, Literary criticism, Literary theory CompactTOC8 name=Contents… …   Wikipedia

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