Stichometry

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stichometry Division of the text of a book into lines; especially, the division of the text of books into lines accommodated to the sense, -- a method of writing manuscripts used before punctuation was adopted.
    • Stichometry Measurement of books by the number of lines which they contain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stichometry In paleography, measurement of manuscripts by lines of fixed or average length; also, an edition or a list containing or stating such measurement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Stichometry measurement of manuscript by lines: a list stating such
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. a line + -metry,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. stichos, a row—steichein, to ascend.

Usage

In literature:

However this may be, the original conception doubtless came from the stichometry of Hebrew poetry.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
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