anteme

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English antefn, antefen and Old French antiene, anteine, anteivne, both from Ecclesiastical Latin *antephōna, from Latin antiphōna, from Ancient Greek ἀντίφωνα (antíphōna).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌanˈtɛːm(ə)/, /ˈantɛm(ə)/, /ˈantim(ə)/, /ˈantɛm(p)n(ə)/, /ˈantɛv(ə)n(ə)/, /ˈantɛf(ə)n(ə)/

Noun[edit]

anteme (plural antemes)

  1. A biblically-based chant; especially one sung before and after psalms (an antiphon).
  2. (rare) A non-religious musical work or piece.

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