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epode

[ ep-ohd ]
/ ˈɛp oʊd /
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noun
Classical Prosody. a kind of lyric poem, invented by Archilochus, in which a long verse is followed by a short one.
the part of a lyric ode following the strophe and antistrophe and composing with them a triadic unit.
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Origin of epode

1590–1600; <Latin epōdos<Greek epōidós an aftersong, singing after. See ep-, ode
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British Dictionary definitions for epode

epode
/ (ˈɛpəʊd) /

noun Greek prosody
the part of a lyric ode that follows the strophe and the antistrophe
a type of lyric poem composed of couplets in which a long line is followed by a shorter one, invented by Archilochus

Word Origin for epode

C16: via Latin from Greek epōidos a singing after, from epaidein to sing after, from aidein to sing
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