epic

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From Middle French épique, from Latin epicus, from Ancient Greek ἐπικός (epikós), from ἔπος (épos, word, story).

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epic (plural epics)

  1. An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a deity or demigod (heroic epic) or other legendary or traditional hero.
    The Icelandic epic took all night to recite.
  2. A series of events considered appropriate to an epic.
    The book was an epic in four volumes.
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epic (comparative more epic, superlative most epic)

  1. Of, or relating to, an epic.
    Beowulf is an epic poem.
  2. Momentously heroic; grand in scale or character
    The epic defense was rewarded with the highest military decorations
    • 2010 August 25, Agence France-Presse, “China's epic traffic jam 'vanished'”, in Google News[1]:
      China's epic traffic jam "vanished" [title of article]
  3. (colloquial, slang, informal) Extending beyond the usual or ordinary; extraordinary, momentous, great.
    The after-prom party was epic.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From epi-, from Ancient Greek ἐπί (epí, on top of).

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epic (not comparable)

  1. (category theory, of a morphism) That is an epimorphism.

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Etymology[edit]

From English epic, from Latin epicus, from Ancient Greek ἐπικός (epikós), from ἔπος (épos, word, story).

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epic (neuter epic, plural and definite singular attributive epic)

  1. (colloquial, slang, informal) Extending beyond the usual or ordinary; extraordinary, momentous, great.
    Det var virkeligt epic.