kommos

noun
kom·​mos
variants: or commos \ kəˈmäs , käˈ-​ ; ˈkäˌmäs , -​məs \
plural -es

Definition of kommos

: a lament in Greek tragedy sung in parts alternating between chief actor and chorus

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History and Etymology for kommos

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

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