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  1. music (in classical Greece) the interval of a perfect fifth
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Word Origin

C14: from Latin, from Greek dia pente khordōn sumphōnia concord through five notes, from dia through + pente five
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  • We have seen that in the sixth century it was described by Victor of Capua as Diapente, "by five," instead of "by four."

    Supernatural Religion, Vol. II. (of III)

    Walter Richard Cassels