diatessaron

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, from Ancient Greek διά (diá, through, across) + τεσσάρων (tessárōn) (genitive plural of τέσσαρες (téssares, four)).

Noun[edit]

diatessaron (plural diatessarons or diatessara)

  1. (music, obsolete) The interval of a fourth.
  2. (theology) A continuous narrative arranged from the first four books of the New Testament.
  3. (obsolete) An electuary compounded of four medicines.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek διά (diá) τεσσάρων (tessárōn) "every fourth"

Noun[edit]

diatessaron n (indeclinable)

  1. (music) a fourth
  2. a medicine made of four ingredients.

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