stasimon

noun
stas·​i·​mon | \ ˈstasəˌmän \
plural stasima\ -​mə \ also stasimons

Definition of stasimon

: one of the regular choral odes between two episodes in a Greek tragedy possibly sung with the chorus standing in its place in the orchestra — compare parodos

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History and Etymology for stasimon

Greek, from neuter of stasimos standing, stationary, from the stem of histanai to cause to stand

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“Stasimon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stasimon. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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