epichoric

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἐπιχώριος (epikhṓrios), from ἐπί (epí) + χώρα (khṓra, country).

AdjectiveEdit

epichoric (comparative more epichoric, superlative most epichoric)

  1. Of or pertaining to a specific location; local (especially with reference to forms of the Ancient Greek alphabet).
    • 1957, Tullia Rönne & Peter Marshall Fraser, Boeotian and West Greek Tombstones, Gleerup, published 1957, page 37:
      These characteristic monuments do not, however, seem to survive the epichoric script.
    • 1986, Trevor Bryce, The Lycians in Literary and Epigraphic Sources, Museum Tusculanum Press, published 1986, page 43:
      However, there are also a number of other epichoric inscriptions which do not appear in either Kalinka's or Neumann's collections.