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