catastasis

noun ca·tas·ta·sis \kəˈtastəsə̇s\

Definition of catastasis

plural

catastases

\-əˌsēz\
  1. 1 :  the dramatic complication immediately preceding the climax of a play

  2. 2 :  the climax of a play — compare catastrophe epitasis protasis

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Origin and Etymology of catastasis

Greek katastasis settlement, establishment, from kathistanai to set in order, from kata- cata- + histanai to set, place


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