Etymology
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strophe (n.)

c. 1600, from Greek strophe "stanza," originally "a turning," in reference to the section of an ode sung by the chorus while turning in one direction, from strephein "to turn," from PIE root *streb(h)- "to wind, turn."

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Definitions of strophe

strophe (n.)
one section of a lyric poem or choral ode in classical Greek drama;
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