hirmos

noun
hir·​mos
variants: or heirmos \ irˈmȯs \
plural hirmoi or heirmoi\ -​ˈmē \

Definition of hirmos

: 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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History and Etymology for hirmos

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 29 Nov. 2020.

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