kathisma

noun
ka·​this·​ma
variants: or less commonly cathisma \ ˈkȧthēzmə \
plural kathismata\ kȧˈthēzmətə \

Definition of kathisma

: one of the 20 sections into which the Psalter is divided for liturgical use in the Eastern Orthodox Church

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History and Etymology for kathisma

Middle Greek kathisma, from Greek, sinking, settling down, from kathizein to seat, sit down, from kata- cata- + hizein to seat; akin to Greek hezesthai to sit

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“Kathisma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kathisma. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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