Definition of Epithets

1. Noun. (plural of epithet) ¹



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Definition of Epithets

1. epithet [n] - See also: epithet

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epithets

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

Literary usage of Epithets

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1. The Nineteenth Century (1882)
"THE last thing a propagandist usually thinks of is the law of epithets. ... Without definite ideas of the various kinds of epithets, their nature, uses, ..."

2. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1876)
"He may not absolutely satisfy the critics ; but he was persuading, and he felt with triumph that he was persuading, the judges. epithets JJ It is somewhat ..."

3. Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the by Friedrich Max Müller (1879)
"STANDING epithets. In speaking of these various objects of nature, which from the earliest times excited their attention, the poets would naturally use ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1903)
"The defendants' attorneys asked the court to stop the solicitor from indulging in the use of such epithets, on the ground that the solicitor is, in law, ..."

5. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"The first two epithets apparently refer to the order in which his thoughts are marshalled ; the last two, to the manner hi which they are expressed. ..."

6. The Cults of the Greek States by Lewis Richard Farnell (1896)
"In reviewing these it is to be remarked that scarcely any testify to Zeus as being a mere personification of the bright sky. We find indeed the epithets ..."

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