One entry found for epithet.
Main Entry: ep·i·thet
Pronunciation: primarystressep-schwa-secondarystressthet
Function: noun
1 a : a word or phrase (as Lion-Hearted in "Richard the Lion-Hearted") that expresses a quality thought to be characteristic of a person or thing b : a word or name used as a term of abuse
2 : the part of a taxonomic name identifying a subordinate unit within a genus
- ep·i·thet·ic /secondarystressep-schwa-primarystressthet-ik/ or ep·i·thet·i·cal /-primarystressthet-i-kschwal/ adjective


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