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epode

[ep-ohd] /ˈɛp oʊd/
noun
1.
Classical Prosody. a kind of lyric poem, invented by Archilochus, in which a long verse is followed by a short one.
2.
the part of a lyric ode following the strophe and antistrophe and composing with them a triadic unit.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin epōdos < Greek epōidós an aftersong, singing after. See ep-, ode
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epode

/ˈɛpəʊd/
noun (Greek prosody)
1.
the part of a lyric ode that follows the strophe and the antistrophe
2.
a type of lyric poem composed of couplets in which a long line is followed by a shorter one, invented by Archilochus
Word Origin
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
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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Encyclopedia Article for epode

a verse form composed of two lines differing in construction and often in metre, the second shorter than the first. In Greek lyric odes, an epode is the third part of the three-part structure of the poem, following the strophe and the antistrophe. The word is from the Greek epoidos, "sung" or "said after."

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