hirmos

noun

hir·​mos
variants or heirmos
irˈmȯs
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Hirmos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hirmos. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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