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stasimon

[stas-uh-mon] /ˈstæs əˌmɒn/
noun, plural stasima
[stas-uh-muh] /ˈstæs ə mə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in ancient Greek drama) a choral ode, especially in tragedy, divided into strophe and antistrophe: usually alternating with the epeisodion and, in the final ode, preceding the exodos.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Greek stásimon, neuter of stásimos stopping, stationary, equivalent to stási(s) a standing (see stasis) + -mos adj. suffix
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