Franklin, John Curtis. 2016. Kinyras: The Divine Lyre. Hellenic Studies Series 70. Washington, DC: Center for Hellenic Studies. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:hul.ebook:CHS_FranklinJ.Kinyras.2016.
Appendix D. Kinyrízein: The View from Stoudios
One might try to construe kinyrízonta here as untimely ‘complaining’, by contrast with the “chatting” and “smiling” that immediately precede. Yet a musical meaning is equally supported by the adjacent troparízonta, which refers to the singing of tropária, hymnic prayers often inserted after Psalm-verses, and forming part of Matins and Vespers by the fifth century.  Moreover, kinyrízonta and troparízonta would neatly correspond, rhetorically, to the exhortation psálate. But what exactly is implied by the antithesis?