antistrophe

antistrophe
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek antistrophē, from anti- + strophē strophe Date: circa 1550 1. a. the repetition of words in reversed order b. the repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive clauses 2. a. a returning movement in Greek choral dance exactly answering to a previous strophe b. the part of a choral song delivered during the antistrophe • antistrophic adjectiveantistrophically adverb

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  • antistrophe — [ ɑ̃tistrɔf ] n. f. • 1550; « contrepèterie » 1532; gr. antistrophê ♦ Métrique anc. Seconde stance du chœur lyrique, du même schéma que la première (dans la triade strophe, antistrophe, épode). ● antistrophe nom féminin (grec antistrophê) En… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Antistrophe — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Antistrophe Clasificación científica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Antistrophe — (Greek αντιστροφή, turn back ) is the portion of an ode sung by the chorus in its returning movement from west to east, in response to the strophe, which was sung from east to west.It has the nature of a reply and balances the effect of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Antistrophe — An*tis tro*phe, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to turn to the opposite side; ? against + ? to turn. See {Strophe}.] 1. In Greek choruses and dances, the returning of the chorus, exactly answering to a previous strophe or movement from right to left.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antistrophe — ANTISTROPHE. s. fém. Nom que portoit chez les Grecs une des stances des Choeurs dans les Pièces dramatiques. C étoit ordinairement la seconde, semblable pour la mesure et le nombre des vers à la première qu on nommoit Strophe. La troisième se… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • antistrophe — (n.) c.1600, from Latin, from Gk. antistrophe a turning about, a turning back, from antistrephein, from anti against (see ANTI (Cf. anti )) + strephein to turn (see STROPHE (Cf. strophe)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • antistrophe — [an tis′trə fē] n. [LL < Gr antistrophē < antistrephein, to turn about < anti , against, opposite + strephein, to turn: see STROPHE] 1. in the ancient Greek theater, a) the return movement, from left to right of the stage, made by the… …   English World dictionary

  • Antistrŏphe — (gr.), 1) Figur, wenn sich Sätze mit gleichen Worten schließen, z.B. Frumenti maximus numerus e Gallia, peditatus amplissimae copiae e Gallia, equites numero plurimi e Gallia; vgl. Epanaphora; 2) in lyrischen Gedichten eine zweite, der ersten… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Antistrophe — (griech.), Gegenstrophe, s. Strophe …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Antistrophe — (grch.), Gegenstrophe, s. Strophe …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Antistrophe — Antistrophe, s. Strophe …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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