Definition of pentastich in English:

pentastich

noun

Prosody
  • A group of five lines of verse.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From post-classical Latin pentastichus group of five lines of verse from Byzantine Greek πεντάστιχος (adjective) of five lines from ancient Greek πεντα- + στίχος.

Pronunciation

pentastich

/ˈpɛntəstɪk/