odea

odeum

[oh-dee-uhm]
noun, plural odea [oh-dee-uh] .
1.
a hall, theater, or other structure for musical or dramatic performances.
2.
(in ancient Greece and Rome) a roofed building for musical performances.

Origin:
1595–1605; < ōdēum music hall < Greek ōideîon, equivalent to ōid() song, ode + -eion suffix denoting place

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odea (ˈəʊdɪə)
 
n
the plural of odeum

odeum (ˈəʊdɪəm)
 
n , pl odea
Also called: odeon (esp in ancient Greece and Rome) a building for musical performances
 
[C17: from Latin, from Greek ōideion, from ōidēode]

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odeum
"concert hall," c.1600, from L. odeum, from Gk. odeion, the name of a public building in Athens designed for musical performances, from oide "song" (see ode).
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