Definition of Epithetic

1. a. Pertaining to, or abounding with, epithets.



Definition of Epithetic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to epithets. ¹

2. Adjective. (linguistics) Of or relating to epithesis. ¹

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Definition of Epithetic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epithetic

epithelized
epithelizes
epithelizing
epitheloid
epithem
epitheme
epithemes
epithems
epithermal
epithermal chemistry
epitheses
epithesis
epithet
epitheted
epithetic (current term)
epithetical
epithets
epithiazide
epithite
epithites
epithumetic
epitomai
epitomator
epitomators
epitome
epitomes
epitomic
epitomical

Literary usage of Epithetic

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1. The Might and Mirth of Literature: A Treatise on Figurative Language. In by John Walker Vilant Macbeth (1876)
"epithetic. — Passing over from the Literal to the Figurative.— Threat.—Repose. CLXXXV. SUDDEN TRANSITION, of kin to antithesis, is a form of writing ..."

2. Exposition of the Grammatical Structure of the English Language: Being an by John Mulligan (1874)
"OF EXPLICATIVE, OR epithetic ADJECTIVE ACCESSORY PROPOSITIONS.—(1). The adjective accessory propositions presented in our (20) ..."

3. Introduction to the Science of Language by Archibald Henry Sayce (1900)
"They had long since entered upon what may be termed the epithetic stage, ... The epithetic stage is one far advanced in the history of a speech ; it implies ..."

4. The Elements of Rhetoric by James De Mille (1882)
"epithetic Figures. V. Figures resulting from the impassioned and ... epithetic Figures. No one of the above can be said to have met with general adoption. ..."

5. Primitive & Mediaeval Japanese Texts by Frederick Victor Dickins (1906)
"... and can only be partially mk here is merely epithetic, applied really to mi I not to ' arms '. dan thus chinensis, compare Tennyson 'more black li-buds ..."

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