epode


epode
epode 1590s, a kind of lyric poem in which a short line follows a longer one (invented by Archilochus, also used by Horace), from L. epodos, from Gk. epodus "after-song, incantation," from epi "after" (see EPI- (Cf. epi-)) + odein "to sing" (see ODE (Cf. ode)).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.