epical

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Tablet containing a fragment of the epic Gilgamesh

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From epic +‎ -al.

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Adjective[edit]

epical (comparative more epical, superlative most epical)

  1. (now rare) Of or pertaining to epic literature; epic, grandiose.
    • 2013, Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge, Vintage 2014, p. 457:
      Camp Tewattsirokwas was the brainchild of a Trotskyite couple, the Gimelmans from Cedarhurst, begun back at the time of the Schachtman unpleasantness amid epical all-night screaming matches […].

Noun[edit]

epical (plural epicals)

  1. (literature) Any book containing 2 or more epics.
  2. (poetry) In epic poetry, a lengthy, revered narrative poem, ordinarily concerning a serious subject containing details of heroic deeds and events significant to a culture or nation.

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