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 Come Yorkshire over One (To).Comes (2 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Comedy
 
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 Diony’sos, in the suburbs of their cities, and termed ko’moi or village-revels. On these occasions an ode was generally sung, and this ode was the foundation of Greek comedy. (See TRAGEDY.)   1
   The Father of comedy. Aristoph’anës, the Athenian (B.C. 444–380).   2
 


 Come Yorkshire over One (To).Comes (2 syl.). 

 
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