Definition of octastich in US English:

octastich

noun

Prosody
  • A group of eight lines of verse.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Abraham Fleming (c1552–1607), author, literary editor, and Church of England clergyman. From Byzantine Greek ὀκτάστιχος of eight verses from ancient Greek ὀκτα- + στίχος.

Pronunciation

octastich

/ˈɒktəstɪk/