noun ep·ir·rhe·ma \ˌepiˈrēmə\

Definition of epirrhema



  1. :  an address usually about public affairs spoken by the coryphaeus after the parabasis in old Greek comedy


\¦epə(ˌ)rē¦matik, -rə̇¦-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of epirrhema

Greek epirrhēma, from epi- + rhēma word, saying — more at word

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to cast off or become cast off

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