variants or less commonly cathisma
plural kathismata
: one of the 20 sections into which the Psalter is divided for liturgical use in the Eastern Orthodox Church

Word History


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 26 Sep. 2023.

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