E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
means a village-song (Greek, kom-d), referring to the village merry-makings, in which comic songs still take a conspicuous place. The Greeks had certain festal processions of great licentiousness, held in honour of Dionysos, in the suburbs of their cities, and termed komoi or village-revels. On these occasions an ode was generally sung, and this ode was the foundation of Greek comedy. (See TRAGEDY.)
The Father of comedy. Aristophanës, the Athenian (B.C. 444380).