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."

updated on July 20, 2017

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Definitions of strophe from WordNet

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