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kathisma

or ca·this·ma

[ Greek kah-theez-mah; English ka-thiz-muh ]
/ Greek ˈkɑ θiz mɑ; English kæˈθɪz mə /
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noun, plural ka·this·ma·ta or ca·this·ma·ta [Greek kah-theez-mah-tah; English ka-thiz-muh-tuh]. /Greek kɑˈθiz mɑ tɑ; English kæˈθɪz mə tə/.

one of the 20 divisions of the Psalter in the Greek rite.

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Origin of kathisma

First recorded in 1850–60; from Medieval Greek, Greek káthisma “seat,” from kathízein “to sit down” (equivalent to kat- kat- + hízein “to set, sit”; see sit1) + -isma -ism
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How to use kathisma in a sentence

  • Above is another representation of the imperial family in their Kathisma.

    Constantinople|William Holden Hutton
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