epode

[ ep-ohd ]
/ ˈɛp oʊd /

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.

Origin of epode

1590–1600; < Latin epōdos < Greek epōidós an aftersong, singing after. See ep-, ode
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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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Word Origin and History for epode

epode


n.

1590s, a kind of lyric poem in which a short line follows a longer one (invented by Archilochus, also used by Horace), from Latin epodos, from Greek epodus "after-song, incantation," from epi "after" (see epi-) + odein "to sing" (see ode).

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