kommos

noun kom·mos \kəˈmäs, käˈ-; ˈkäˌmäs, -məs\
variants: or

commos

\kəˈmäs, käˈ-; ˈkäˌmäs, -məs\

Definition of kommos

plural

-es

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

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Origin and Etymology of kommos

Greek kommos kommos, beating of the breast, from koptein to beat, smite — more at capon


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