diazoma

noun

di·​a·​zo·​ma
ˌdīəˈzōmə
plural diazomata
-mətə
: a passage in the auditorium of an ancient Greek theater dividing the lower from the upper rows of seats for convenience of access

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek diazōma, literally, girdle, from dia- + zōma girdle

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“Diazoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diazoma. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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