A Coptic , one of the two leading melody types in the music of the Coptic church. This melody type ( watus) receives its name from the opening words of the Thursday , which begins, “Pibatos . . .” (“The bush that saw in the desert”).

If the day is one of the last four days of the week, that is, Wednesday to Saturday, the theotokia of the day, its (and similarly the feast psali), the , the , and the are sung to a lahn watus.

The Third (Ode), the two psali following it, the TUBHAT, and the DOXOLOGIES are, however, sung every day of the week to a lahn watus. Similarly the watus is to be sung in the each day.

[See also: Music: Description of the Corpus and Musical Practice.]

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