epimythium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐπιμύθιον (epimúthion). More at epimyth.

Noun[edit]

epimythium (plural epimythia)

  1. A moral appended to the end of a story; an aftertale.
    • 1997, Gert-Jan van Dijk, Ainoi, logoi, mythoi: fables in archaic, classical, and Hellenistic Greek:
      The fable is explained in an epimythium: "Indeed, what a man neither uses nor intends to use, [] "

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