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odeum

[oh-dee-uh m] /oʊˈdi əm/
noun, plural odea
[oh-dee-uh] /oʊˈdi ə/ (Show IPA)
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
1595-1605; < ōdēum music hall < Greek ōideîon, equivalent to ōid() song, ode + -eion suffix denoting place
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British Dictionary definitions for odea

odea

/ˈəʊdɪə/
noun
1.
the plural of odeum

odeum

/ˈəʊdɪəm/
noun (pl) odea (ˈəʊdɪə)
1.
(esp in ancient Greece and Rome) a building for musical performances Also called odeon
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from Greek ōideion, from ōidēode
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Word Origin and History for odea

odeum

n.

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

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