Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A poem or stanza having five lines.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A composition consisting of five lines or verses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A composition consisting of five verses.

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  • noun A composition consisting of five verses.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Late Greek pentastikhos, of five lines : penta-, penta- + stikhos, line; see steigh- in Indo-European roots.]

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Ancient Greek

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