Epode meaning

ĕpōd
A lyric poem characterized by distichs formed by a long line followed by a shorter one.
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The third division of the triad of a Pindaric ode, having a different or contrasting form from that of the strophe and antistrophe.
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A form of lyric poem, as of Horace, in which a short line follows a longer one.
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The stanza that follows the strophe and antistrophe in a Pindaric or ancient Greek ode.
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(poetry) The after song; the part of a lyric ode which follows the strophe and antistrophe.
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(poetry) A kind of lyric poem, invented by Archilochus, in which a longer verse is followed by a shorter one.
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The part of a choral ode in classical Greek drama following the strophe and antistrophe and sung while the chorus is standing still.
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Origin of epode

  • Latin epōdos a type of lyric poem from Greek epōidos sung after from epaeidein, epāidein to sing after epi- epi- aeidein to sing wed-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition