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From Ancient Greek ἐπιχώριος (epikhṓrios), from ἐπί (epí) + χώρα (khṓra, country).


epichoric (comparative more epichoric, superlative most epichoric)

  1. Of or pertaining to a specific location; local (especially with reference to forms of the Ancient Greek alphabet).
    • 1957: These characteristic monuments do not, however, seem to survive the epichoric script. — Tullia Rönne & Peter Marshall Fraser, Boeotian and West Greek Tombstones (Gleerup 1957, p. 37)
    • 1986: However, there are also a number of other epichoric inscriptions which do not appear in either Kalinka's or Neumann's collections. — Trevor Bryce, The Lycians in Literary and Epigraphic Sources (Museum Tusculanum Press 1986, p. 43)