Complete Definition of "epic"

see|EPIC
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËÉpɪk/, SAMPA|/"EpIk?/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Épɪk|-Épɪk

Noun
en-noun

  1. An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary or traditional hero.

#:The Icelandic epic took all night to recite.

  1. A series of events considered appropriate to an epic.

#:The book was an epic in four volumes.

Related terms
national epic

Translations
trans-top|extended narrative poem
Czech: epos#Czech|epos m
Dutch: epos
Finnish: eepos
trans-mid
Japanese: JAchar|åäºè©© (jojishi)
Polish: epos m, epopeja f
trans-bottom

trans-top|events appropriate to an epic
Finnish: eepos
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Of, or relating to an epic.

#: Beowulf is an epic poem.

  1. slang Extending beyond the usual or ordinary; extraordinary.

#: It was an epic day.

Translations

Spanish:epica
Dutch: episch
Finnish: eeppinen
French: épopée
mid
Norwegian: episk
Polish: epicki, epiczny
Swedish: episk (1), storslagen (2)
Danish: episk (1), storslået (2)

Category:Greek derivations

et:epic
fr:epic
ko:epic
io:epic
it:epic
pl:epic
ru:epic
fi:epic
ta:epic
te:epic
vi:epic
tr:epic
zh:epic

Revision and Credits for"epic"
  • 2007-12-31 21:21 - EncycloPetey - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/70.75.82.45|70.75.82.45]] ([[User_talk:70.75.82.45|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:SemperBlotto|SemperBlotto]]

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