kommos

noun

kom·​mos
variants or commos
kəˈmäs,
käˈ-;
ˈkäˌmäs,
-məs
plural -es
: a lament in Greek tragedy sung in parts alternating between chief actor and chorus

Word History

Etymology

Greek kommos kommos, beating of the breast, from koptein to beat, smite

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“Kommos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kommos. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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