- The definition of an epitasis is the middle of a classical drama, where action is created that leads to the problem.
An example of an epitasis is a battle scene in a drama.
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Greek a stretching, intensity ; from epiteinein, to stretch, intensify ; from epi-, epi- plush teinein, to stretch: see thin
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noun pl. e·pit·a·ses
Origin: Greek, stretching, intensity, from epiteinein, epita-, to stretch, intensify : epi-, epi- + teinein, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots.