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Stasimon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stasimon stăs"ĭ*mŏn In the Greek tragedy, a song of the chorus, continued without the interruption of dialogue or anapæstics.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stasimon In anc. Gr. lit., any song of the chorus in a drama after the parodos. The parabasis of a comedy is not, however, called a stasimon. Some authorities limit the use of the term to tragedy. The name is derived not, as stated by scholiasts, from the chorus's standing still during a stasimon (which cannot have been the case), but from the fact that it was sung after they had taken their station in the orchestra.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stasimon stas′i-mon an ode sung by the whole chorus, after the parode
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. sta`simon, neut. of sta`simos stationary, steadfast
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.