GreenGonzo - The best way to Freecycle!

Meaning of Catastais


GG Dictionary
Definition Finder


There's simply no easier way to freecycle than with GreenGonzo. As an experiment GreenGonzo are testing out their new dictionary facility. If you want to use our freecycling services please visit our main website. If you want to search our dictionary please use the box below.

  • in classical drama, the third and penultimate section, in which action is heightened for the catastrophe
         *1922: It doubles itself in the middle of his life, reflects itself in another, repeats itself, protasis, epitasis, catastasis, catastrophe. β€” James Joyce, Ulysses
         *1965: β€˜The object of the meta-theatre is precisely that – to allow the participants to see through their first roles in it. But that is only the catastasis.' β€” John Fowles, The Magus
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



||Ca*tas"ta*sis (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. &?;, fr. &?; to set; kata` down + &?; to place.] 1. (Rhet.) That part of a speech, usually the exordium, in which the orator sets forth the subject matter to be discussed.

2. (Med.) The state, or condition of anything; constitution; habit of body.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



You arrived here by searching for Catastais
The correct spelling of this word ought to be: Catastasis

Thank you for trying out the GreenGonzo encyclopedia. This is an experimental directory and we cannot explicitly vouch for its accuracy.