rhapsody

[16] A rhapsody is etymologically the product of a ‘weaver of songs’. It goes back ultimately to Greek rhapsōidíā ‘epic poem recited on a single occasion’, which was derived from rhapsōidós ‘writer of such poems’. This was a compound formed from rháptein ‘sew together’ and ōidé ‘song’ (source of English ode, parody, prosody, etc). The somewhat trivialized modern meaning ‘self-indulgently effusive piece of verse, music, etc’ emerged in the 17th century. => MELODY, ODE, PARODY, PROSODY
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   The term for a lyrical poem or piece of music derives, through Latin, from Greek rhapsoidia, literally 'stitched song,' from rhaptein, 'to stitch,' 'to sew together,' and oide, 'song.' The concept is of a number of poems 'stitched' or strung together to make an epic. The individual books of the Iliad or the Odyssey were thus literally rhapsodies.

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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