stasimon

noun stas·i·mon \ˈstasəˌmän\

Definition of stasimon

plural

stasima

\-mə\ also

stasimons

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of stasimon

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


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