epitasis
noun (plural epitases) Etymology: Greek, increased intensity, from epiteinein to stretch tighter, from epi- + teinein to stretch — more at thin Date: 1583 the part of a play developing the main action and leading to the catastrophe

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  • Epitasis —   [griechisch, eigentlich »Anspannung«] die, /... tasen, der mittlere Teil im dreiaktigen Drama: die Steigerung der Handlung zum dramatischen Konflikt. (Protasis, Katastrophe) * * * Epi|ta|sis, die; , ...asen [lat. epitasis < griech. epítasis …   Universal-Lexikon

  • epítasis — (Del lat. epităsis, y este del gr. ἐπίτασις, intensificación). f. Parte del poema dramático, que sigue a la prótasis y precede a la catástrofe. Constituye el enredo, el nudo del poema de este género …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Epitasis — E*pit a*sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a stretching, fr. ? to stretch upon or over; epi upon + ? to stretch.] 1. That part which embraces the main action of a play, poem, and the like, and leads on to the catastrophe; opposed to {protasis}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Epităsis — (gr.), 1) der Knoten eines dramatischen Stückes, s.u. Drama; 2) (Med.), die Verstärkung, Zunahme einer Fieberkrankheit; 3) Krankheitsanfall; 4) Ausdehnung, Anschwellung; 5) so v.w. Extension (Chir.) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Epităsis — (griech.), Spannung; Schürzung des dramatischen Knotens (s. Katastasis) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Epitasis — Epitasis, griech., Spannung, bei den Alten der Knoten des Drama; in der Medic. die Zunahme des Fiebers …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • epitasis — [ē pit′ə sis] n. [ModL < Gr, a stretching, intensity < epiteinein, to stretch, intensify < epi , EPI + teinein, to stretch: see THIN] that part of a play, esp. in classical drama, between the protasis, or exposition, and the catastrophe… …   English World dictionary

  • epítasis — (Del gr. epitasis.) ► sustantivo femenino LITERATURA Parte de una composición dramática que contiene los episodios fundamentales o núcleo de la acción. SINÓNIMO nudo * * * epítasis (del lat. «epitӑsis», del gr. «epítasis», intensificación) f.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • epitasis — noun /ɪˈpɪtəsɪs/ a) In ancient drama, the second part of a play, in which the action begins. , 1760: How my uncle Toby and Corporal Trim managed this matter, with the history of their campaigns, which were no way barren of events, may make no… …   Wiktionary

  • Epitasis — Epi|ta|sis die; , ...asen <über lat. epitasis aus gleichbed. gr. epítasis, eigtl. »Anspannung«> der ↑Protasis folgende Steigerung der Handlung zur dramatischen Verwicklung, bes. im dreiaktigen Drama …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • epitasis — /i pit euh sis/, n., pl. epitases / seez /. the part of an ancient drama, following the protasis, in which the main action is developed. Cf. catastasis, catastrophe (def. 4), protasis. [1580 90; < Gk epítasis emphasis, increase of intensity,… …   Universalium

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