from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A saying; a speech; a passage in a play, poem, or book.
  • noun A set speech or discourse.


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  • Old Greeks in theatrical pieces

    Might call a set discourse a rhesis.

    But now it sounds funky -

    A name for a monkey -

    So use of the term today ceases.

    May 6, 2019

  • Etymology: It seems likely to be derived from Greek "rhema"="(spoken) word".

    May 6, 2019