Other Word Forms of Diapason
Origin of Diapason
Middle English diapasoun from Latin diapāsōn the whole octave from Greek dia pāsōn (khordōn) through all (the notes) dia through dia– pāsōn feminine genitive pl. of pās every pant- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Latin diapason, from Ancient Greek διαπασων (diapasōn), that is διά (dia) + πασων (pasōn) (χορδων (khordōn)) ‘through all (notes)’.
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