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kathisma

or ca·this·ma

[Greek kah-theez-mah; English ka-thiz-muh]
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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/.
  1. one of the 20 divisions of the Psalter in the Greek rite.
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Origin of kathisma

1850–60; < 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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  • Above is another representation of the imperial family in their Kathisma.

    Constantinople

    William Holden Hutton