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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