kathisma

noun ka·this·ma \ˈkȧthēzmə\
variants: less commonly

cathisma

\ˈkȧthēzmə\

Definition of kathisma

plural

kathismata

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at sit


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