partimen

noun

par·​ti·​men
¦pärtə¦men
plural -s
: a lyric poem of dispute composed by Provençal troubadours and characterized by a more limited range of debate than a tenson

Word History

Etymology

Provençal, literally, division, from parti to divide (from Latin partire, partiri) + -men -ment (from Latin -mentum)

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“Partimen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/partimen. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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