from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of verse consisting of two lines, especially as used in Greek and Latin elegiac poetry.
- n. A rhyming couplet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A couplet, a two line stanza making complete sense.
- n. Any couplet.
- adj. distichous
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A couple of verses or poetic lines making complete sense; an epigram of two verses.
- adj. Disposed in two vertical rows; two-ranked.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having two rows: same as distichous.
- n. In prosody, a group or system of two lines or verses.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. two items of the same kind
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 Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin distichon ("a poem of two verses, a distich consisting of a hexameter and a pentameter"), from Ancient Greek δίστιχον (Wiktionary)