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epistolary

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EtymologyEdit

1650s, from French épistolaire, from Latin epistolaris, from Latin epistola (letter) (English epistle),[1] from Ancient Greek ἐπιστολή (epistolḗ) from ἐπιστέλλω (epistéllō, I send a message) from ἐπί (epí, upon) + στέλλω (stéllō, I prepare, send).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: e‧pis‧to‧la‧ry

AdjectiveEdit

epistolary (comparative more epistolary, superlative most epistolary)

  1. of or relating to letters, or the writing of letters
  2. carried on by written correspondence
  3. in the manner of written correspondence
    epistolary style
    an epistolary novel

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ epistolary” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).