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[hem-i-stik] /ˈhɛm ɪˌstɪk/

noun, Prosody.
the exact or approximate half of a stich, or poetic verse or line, especially as divided by a caesura or the like.
an incomplete line, or a line of less than the usual length.
(prosody) a half line of verse

“half a poetic line,” 1570s, from Middle French hémistiche, from Latin hemistichium, from Greek hemistikhion “half-line, half-verse,” from hemi- “half” (see hemi-) + stikhos “row, line of verse” (see stair).


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