A Coptic and one of the two leading melody types in the music of the Coptic Church. The other type is called WATUS. Coptic names have passed into the choir books of the as well. The Adam melody (LAHN) receives its name from the first word of the first verse of the for Monday, “Adam again being sad.”

If the day is one of the first three of the week, that is, Sunday to Tuesday, the Theotokia of the day and its (and similarly the psali of the feast), the , the , and the Tarh are sung to the melody of Adam.

The second (ode) and its Lobsh are, however, sung daily to the Lahn Adam. Similarly, the Adam is sung after the office of the morning prayer in all the days of the week. The Adam is also sung in the Anaphora each day.

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