δρᾶμα

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From δρᾱ- ‎(drā-), the root of δράω ‎(dráō), +‎ -μα ‎(-ma, result noun suffix).

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Noun[edit]

δρᾶμα ‎(drâman ‎(genitive δράματος); third declension drama may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek δρᾶμα.

  1. a deed, act
  2. one of the three types of ancient Greek poetry (the other two are epic and lyric poetry)
  3. a play, an action represented on the stage (a tragedy, a comedy or a satyr play)

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References[edit]

  • drama in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911