from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In paleography, a line of average length assumed in measuring the length of a manuscript. See
epos, 3, and stichometry.
- noun In the Gr. Ch., a verse or versicle, as in the psalter or the odes; especially, a verse or part of a verse from a psalm, used as a versicle.
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Finally, the stichos is a short verse taken from the Psalms or some other book of Holy
Scripture, while the sticheron is a short verse of ecclesiastical composition modelled after the stichos.
The "verse" (stichos, a verse from a psalm) is sung, and the deacon says "The Three", that is, three prayers for the whole
a short poem about the feast, the stichos a versicle, generally from
But his sweet lays to cheer the Church live on, "says the stichos prefixed to his life.