epocha (plural epochas)
- Obsolete form of . [17th–19th c.]
- 1773, John Adams, “1773. Decr. 17th”, in Diary of John Adams, Volume 2, page 85-86:
- This Destruction of the Tea is so bold, so daring, so firm, intrepid and inflexible, and it must have so important Consequences, and so lasting, that I cant but consider it as an Epocha in History.
- 1790, Helen Maria Williams, Letters Written in France, Broadview 2002, p. 70:
- [T]hese dancers were the very men whose bravery formed the great epocha of French liberty; the heroes who demolished the towers of the Bastille, and whose fame will descend to the latest posterity.
- epocha in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
- epocha in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
From Ancient Greek ἐποχή (epokhḗ, “a check, cessation, stop, pause, epoch of a star, i.e., the point at which it seems to halt after reaching the highest, and generally the place of a star; hence, a historical epoch”), from ἐπέχω (epékhō, “I hold in, check”), from ἐπι- (epi-, “upon”) + ἔχω (ékhō, “I have, hold”).
epocha f (plural epochas)
- Obsolete spelling of (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).