hirmos

noun hir·mos
variants: or heirmos \irˈmȯs\

Definition of hirmos

plural hirmoi or heirmoi \-ˈmē\
: a troparion, hymn, or canticle with a fixed rhythm and melody that is used as a standard rhythmic and melodic pattern for other troparia in the canon of the Eastern Church

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Origin and Etymology of hirmos

Late Greek heirmos, from Greek, series, sequence, connection; akin to Greek lirein to fasten together


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