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hypate

(ˈhɪpətiː)
n
(on the ancient Greek lyre) the highest placed string, producing the lowest tone
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When Aristoxenus discusses differences of genus by reference to the inner, |moveable' notes of a tetrachord, he takes as his example the tetrachord meson (which approaches mese from below, its notes being hypate, parhypate, lichanos, mese).(9) All later writers follow him.