|The Simple English Wiktionary has a definition for: episode.|
Origin of the word[change | change source]
Episode comes from the Greek word epeisodion which refers to the spoken words between two songs in a Greek tragedy. The word was first used in English in 1773 to mean an "outstanding incident, experience." By the 1930s, the word was used to refer to each broadcast of a radio program that was part of a series.
References[change | change source]
- "episode". Online etymology dictionary. http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=episode. Retrieved 11 May 2016.