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plagal definitions

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin plagalis, ultimately from Greek plagios oblique, sideways, from plagos side; akin to Latin plaga net, region, Greek pelagos sea Date: 1597 1. of a church mode having the keynote on the fourth scale step compare authentic 4a 2. of a cadence progressing from the subdominant chord to the tonic compare authentic 4b

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. Mus. (of a church mode) having sounds between the dominant and its octave (cf. AUTHENTIC). Phrases and idioms: plagal cadence (or close) a cadence in which the chord of the subdominant immediately precedes that of the tonic. Etymology: med.L plagalis f. plaga plagal mode f. L plagius f. med. Gk plagios (in anc. Gk = oblique) f. Gk plagos side

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Plagal Pla"gal, a. [F., from Gr. ? sidewise, slanting.] (Mus.) Having a scale running from the dominant to its octave; -- said of certain old church modes or tunes, as opposed to those called authentic, which ran from the tonic to its octave. Plagal cadence, a cadence in which the final chord on the tonic is preceded by the chord on the subdominant.



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