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passus

(ˈpæsəs)
n, pl -sus or -suses
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (esp in medieval literature) a division or section of a poem, story, etc
[C16: from Latin: step, pace1]
References in classic literature ?
The 'first passus' begins with the sleeping author's vision of 'a field full of folk' (the world), bounded on one side by a cliff with the tower of Truth, and on the other by a deep vale wherein frowns the dungeon of Wrong.
Recordare Jesu pie Quod sum causa tuar viae Ne me perdas, illa die Querens me sedisti lassus Redemisti crucem passus Tantus laor non sit cassus.[1]
(67) See William Langland, Piers Plowman, Passus 7: '"Wyte god", quod a wafrestere [female waferer], "wiste y this for so the, / Wolde y neuere for ther no foet for no frere prechynge!"' Derek Persall, ed., Piers Plowman by William Langland: An Edition of the C-text (London, 1978), 144, 11 285-6.
XI Cosa es de gran dolor que no creen que hay infierno, con las leyes del cuaderno (19) traen al triste labrador passus sub Pontio Pilato.
Pio Franchi's theory is that this legend was the result of a mistaken transcription, the accidental omission of the letter "p" by which the customary and solemn formula for announcing the death of a martyr, passus est, that is, "he suffered and died," was made to read assus est, "he was roasted."
In the analysis of the first topic, Suarez refers to the following passus from Aristotle's De anima II, 8:
El termino 'paso' proviene del latin passus, es decir, "sufrimiento, escena de la pasion".
50-52: Quo minus aed(iles) et Iluir(ei) uieris in urbem purgandeis, Iluir(ei) uieis extra propiusue urbem Rom(am) passus <M> purgandeis, qeuiquomque erunt, uias publicas purgandas curent eiusque rei potestatem habeant, ita utei legibus pl(ebei)ue sc(itis) s(enatus) c(onsultis) oportet oportebit, e<ius> h(ac) l(ege) n(ihilum) r(ogatur).
Ille moribundus aliquot passus fugitare, insequi illi.
Ex eo loco ad montes Pyrenaeos per milia passus DCCCC in longitudin porrigitur, eademque latitudo in austro.