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stasimon

[stas-uh-mon]
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noun, plural stas·i·ma [stas-uh-muh] /ˈstæs ə mə/.
  1. (in ancient Greek drama) a choral ode, especially in tragedy, divided into strophe and antistrophe: usually alternating with the epeisodion and, in the final ode, preceding the exodos.

Origin of stasimon

1860–65; < Greek stásimon, neuter of stásimos stopping, stationary, equivalent to stási(s) a standing (see stasis) + -mos adj. suffix
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  • Stasimon, stas′i-mon, n. an ode sung by the whole chorus, after the parode:—pl.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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