Epode



[ep-ohd] /ˈɛp oʊd/

noun
1.
Classical Prosody. a kind of lyric poem, invented by Archilochus, in which a long verse is followed by a short one.
2.
the part of a lyric ode following the strophe and antistrophe and composing with them a triadic unit.
/ˈɛpəʊd/
noun (Greek prosody)
1.
the part of a lyric ode that follows the strophe and the antistrophe
2.
a type of lyric poem composed of couplets in which a long line is followed by a shorter one, invented by Archilochus
n.

1590s, a kind of lyric poem in which a short line follows a longer one (invented by Archilochus, also used by Horace), from Latin epodos, from Greek epodus “after-song, incantation,” from epi “after” (see epi-) + odein “to sing” (see ode).

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