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epitome

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Latin epitome, epitoma, from Ancient Greek ἐπιτομή (epitomḗ, an abridgment, also a surface-incision), from ἐπιτέμνω (epitémnō, I cut upon the surface, cut short, abridge), from ἐπί (epí) + τέμνω (témnō, to cut).

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epitome (plural epitomes or epitomai)

  1. (of a class of items) The embodiment or encapsulation of.
  2. (of a class of items) A representative example.
  3. (of a class of items) The height; the best.
  4. (of a written document) A brief summary.

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The sense ‘the height, the best’ is considered incorrect by some; instead, `pinnacle' may be preferred.

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epitome f (plural epitomi)

  1. epitome

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἐπιτομή (epitomḗ), from ἐπιτέμνω (epitémnō), from ἐπί (epí) + τέμνω (témnō, to cut).

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epitomē f (genitive epitomēs); first declension

  1. epitome, abridgement

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First declension, Greek type.

Number Singular Plural
nominative epitomē epitomae
genitive epitomēs epitomārum
dative epitomae epitomīs
accusative epitomēn epitomās
ablative epitomē epitomīs
vocative epitomē epitomae

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