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kathisma

or ca·this·ma

[ Greek kah-theez-mah; English ka-thiz-muh ]

noun

, plural ka·this·ma·ta or ca·this·ma·ta [kah-, theez, -mah-tah, ka-, thiz, -m, uh, -t, uh].
  1. one of the 20 divisions of the Psalter in the Greek rite.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kathisma1

First recorded in 1850–60; from Medieval Greek, Greek káthisma “seat,” from kathízein “to sit down” (equivalent to kat- kat- + hízein “to set, sit”; sit 1 ) + -isma -ism ( def )

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Example Sentences

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

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