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Latin, from Ancient Greek διά(diá, through, across) + πέντε(pénte, five).


diapente (plural diapentes)

  1. (music, obsolete) The interval of the fifth.
  2. (medicine, obsolete) A composition of five ingredients.
    • 1816, Race-horses, method of preparing for running, entry in Encyclopædia Perthensis, 2nd Edition, Volume 18, page 571,
      If the horse be in good fleſh and ſpirits when taken up for its month′s preparation, the diapente muſt be omitted; and the chief buſineſs will be to give him good food, and ſo much exerciſe as will keep him in wind, without overſweating him or exhauſting his ſpirits.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.



From Ancient Greek διά(diá) πέντε(pénte) "every fifth"


diapente (indeclinable)

  1. (music) a fifth

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