parodos

noun
par·​o·​dos | \ ˈparəˌdäs\
variants: or parodus \ -​dəs \
plural parodoi\ -​ˌdȯi \ or parodi\ -​ˌdī \

Definition of parodos

1 : the first choral passage in an ancient Greek drama recited or sung as the chorus enters the orchestra — compare stasimon
2 : a passage in an ancient Greek theater between auditorium and skene by which spectators had access to the theater and actors might come and go during a play

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History and Etymology for parodos

Greek parodos entrance, passage, first choral passage in a drama, from para beside, beyond, past + hodos road, way, journey

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