epitasis

noun
epit·​a·​sis | \i-ˈpi-tə-səs \
plural epitases\i-​ˈpi-​tə-​ˌsēz \

Definition of epitasis 

: the part of a play developing the main action and leading to the catastrophe

First Known Use of epitasis

1583, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epitasis

Greek, increased intensity, from epiteinein to stretch tighter, from epi- + teinein to stretch — more at thin

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