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diatessaron

[ dahy-uh-tes-er-uhn ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈtɛs ər ən /
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noun

a combining of the four Gospels of the Bible (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) into a single narrative.
(in ancient Greek music) the interval of a fourth.

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Origin of diatessaron

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English dyatessaron “(musical) interval of a fourth,” from Old French diatessaron, from Latin diatessarōn, from Greek dià tessárōn; see origin at dia-, four

OTHER WORDS FROM diatessaron

di·a·tes·sar·i·al [dahy-uh-te-sair-ee-uhl], /ˌdaɪ ə tɛˈsɛər i əl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diatessaron

diatessaron
/ (ˌdaɪəˈtɛsəˌrɒn) /

noun

music (in classical Greece) the interval of a perfect fourth
a conflation of the four Gospels into a single continuous narrative

Word Origin for diatessaron

C14: from Late Latin, from Greek dia tessarōn khordōn sumphōnia concord through four notes, from dia through + tessares four
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