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Etymology

From Middle French épique, from Latin epicus, from Ancient Greek ἐπικός (epikós), from ἔπος (épos, word, story).

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epic (plural epics)

  1. An extended narrative poem in elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a deity or demigod (heroic epic) or other legendary or traditional hero.
    The Icelandic epic took all night to recite.
  2. A series of events considered appropriate to an epic.
    The book was an epic in four volumes.

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epic (comparative more epic, superlative most epic)

  1. Of, or relating to, an epic.
    Beowulf is an epic poem.
  2. Momentously heroic; grand in scale or character
    The epic defense was rewarded with the highest military decorations
    China's epic traffic jam "vanished"AFP news story, Wednesday August 25, 2010
  3. (colloquial, slang, informal) Extending beyond the usual or ordinary; extraordinary, momentous, great.
    The after-prom party was epic.
  4. (category theory) Of a morphism: that it is an epimorphism.

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Etymology

From English epic, from Latin epicus, from Ancient Greek ἐπικός (epikós), from ἔπος (épos, word, story).

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Adjective

epic (neuter epic, definite and plural epic)

  1. (colloquial, slang, informal) Extending beyond the usual or ordinary; extraordinary, momentous, great.
    Det var virkeligt epic.

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