Definition of parhypate in US English:

parhypate

noun

  • In ancient Greek music: the second lowest note in either of the two lowest tetrachords.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Phillips's New World of Words. From classical Latin parhypatē (in post-classical Latin also parypatē) and its etymon ancient Greek παρυπάτη the string next to the hypate from παρα- + ὑπάτη.

Pronunciation

parhypate

/pɑːˈhɪpətiː/