Definition of passus in English:
noun (plural same)
A section, division, or canto of a story or poem, especially a medieval one.
- Then a colleague at the U of C provided the idea of using the medieval passus as a way of building the story toward the novella at its heart.
- For Christians, the Passion-from the Latin passus, the word means ‘having suffered ‘or ‘having undergone ‘- is the very heart of their faith.’
- Over 50 manuscripts survive, representing progressive revisions known as the ‘Z’, ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’ texts, of which ‘B’, comprising a prologue and twenty passus, is the most frequently read.
Definition of passus in:
- British & World English dictionary
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