Complete Definition of "epigram"

was wotd|2007|November|28
English
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Etymology
From L. term|epigramma||lang=la < AGr. (epigramma) "inscription".

Pronunciation
a|RP|US IPA|/ËÉpɪgɹæm/, SAMPA|/"EpIgr?{m/
audio|en-us-epigram.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. obsolete An inscription in stone.
  2. A brief but witty saying.
  3. A short, witty or pithy poem.

#: When an epigram one's composin',
#: brevity is key,
#: of stanzas: one should be chosen,
#:
and of lines: one more than three.''

Related terms
epigrammatic

Translations
trans-top|inscription in stone
French: épigramme m
German: Epigramm n
trans-mid
Latin: epigramma
Spanish: epigrama m
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trans-top|brief but witty saying
French: épigramme m
German: Epigramm n
Japanese: JAchar|è­¦å¥ (ããã, keiku)
trans-mid
Latin: epigramma
Russian: t|ru|аÑоÑизм|m|tr=aforízm
Spanish: epigrama m
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trans-top|short, witty or pithy poem
Czech: #Czech|epigram m
French: épigramme m
German: Epigramm n
trans-mid
Latin: epigramma
Russian: t|ru|ÑпигÑамма|f|tr=epigrámma
Spanish: epigrama m
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Czech

Noun
epigram m

  1. #English|epigram

Category:Czech nouns

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