stasimon

[ stas-uh-mon ]
/ ˈstæs əˌmɒn /

noun, plural stas·i·ma [stas-uh-muh]. /ˈstæs ə mə/.

(in ancient Greek drama) a choral ode, especially in tragedy, divided into strophe and antistrophe: usually alternating with the epeisodion and, in the final ode, preceding the exodos.

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Origin of stasimon

1860–65; <Greek stásimon, neuter of stásimos stopping, stationary, equivalent to stási(s) a standing (see stasis) + -mos adj. suffix
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