Definition of Epigraph

1. Noun. A quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing.

Generic synonyms: Citation, Quotation, Quote



2. Noun. An engraved inscription.
Generic synonyms: Inscription, Lettering

Definition of Epigraph

1. n. Any inscription set upon a building; especially, one which has to do with the building itself, its founding or dedication.

Definition of Epigraph

1. Noun. an inscription, especially one on a building etc ¹

2. Noun. a literary quotation placed at the beginning of a book etc ¹

3. Noun. (mathematics) (''of a function'') the set of all points lying on or above its graph ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epigraph

1. an engraved inscription [n -S]

Medical Definition of Epigraph

1. 1. Any inscription set upon a building; especially, one which has to do with the building itself, its founding or dedication. 2. A citation from some author, or a sentence framed for the purpose, placed at the beginning of a work or of its separate divisions; a motto. Origin: Gr, fr., cf. F. Epigraphe. See Epigram. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epigraph

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Literary usage of Epigraph

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1. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"It quotes Goldsmith's first line as an epigraph. Here are the opening stanzas : Little I ask, my wants arc few; That Im;iy call my own ; And cluse at hand ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"1901); MÜLLER, epigraphische Denkmäler aus Arabien (Vienna, 1889) ; IDEM, epigraph. Denkmäler aus Abessinien (Vienna, 1894) ; VAN BER- of the inscriptions, ..."

3. Historic and Monumental Rome: A Handbook for the Students of Classical and by Charles Isidore Hemans (1874)
"But that epigraph is mutilated, as supposed by order of ... The now imperfect epigraph accredits with all king-becoming virtues, and apostrophizes as optima ..."

4. The Willey House & Sonnets by Thomas William Parsons (1875)
"VIRGIL'S epigraph ON THE PALACE OF AUGUSTUS.* ALL night long it raineth, but the shows return with day, Jove and Caesar dividing the world and Rome in their ..."

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