passus

passus

[pas-uhs]
noun, plural passus, passuses.
a section or division of a story, poem, etc.; canto.

Origin:
1565–75; < Medieval Latin, Latin: step. See pace1

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passus (ˈpæsəs)
 
n , pl -sus, -suses
(esp in medieval literature) a division or section of a poem, story, etc
 
[C16: from Latin: step, pace1]

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