One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In ancient Greek music: the second lowest note in either of the two lowest tetrachords.
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.
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