from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Composed of verses having the same metrical form.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to a verse or line; consisting of verses or lines; linear; specifically, in ancient prosody, composed of lines of the same metrical form throughout: opposed to systematic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective rare Of or pertaining to stichs, or lines; consisting of stichs, or lines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Describing
versethat is not divided into stanzas, but consists of linesall having the same metrical form
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Hence in the archetype of our M.T. the stichic writing, known perhaps at an earlier period and used in the later manuscripts, was not applied.
In the case of certain separate books, Hesychius has inaugurated an original stichic division of the
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