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kathisma

or cathisma

[Greek kah-theez-mah; English ka-thiz-muh] /Greek ˈkɑ θiz mɑ; English kæˈθɪz mə/
noun, plural kathismata or cathismata
[Greek kah-theez-mah-tah; English ka-thiz-muh-tuh] /Greek kɑˈθiz mɑ tɑ; English kæˈθɪz mə tə/ (Show IPA)
1.
one of the 20 divisions of the Psalter in the Greek rite.
Origin of kathisma
1850-1860
1850-60; < Medieval Greek, Greek káthisma “seat,” from kathízein “to sit down” (equivalent to kat- kat- + hízein “to set, sit”; see sit1) + -isma -ism
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  • Above is another representation of the imperial family in their kathisma.

    Constantinople William Holden Hutton

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