noun pa·rab·a·sis \pəˈrabəsə̇s\

Definition of parabasis



  1. :  an important choral ode in the Old Greek comedy mainly in anapestic tetrameters delivered by the chorus at an intermission in the action while facing and moving toward the audience

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Origin and Etymology of parabasis

Greek, from parabainein to go aside, step forward, from para- 1para- + bainein to walk, step, go — more at come

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a brief usually trivial fact

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