See also: EPICUS

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin epicus but with a semantic shift inspired by other nouns on -icus, from Ancient Greek ἐπικός (epikós).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeː.pi.kʏs/
  • Hyphenation: epi‧cus

NounEdit

epicus m (plural epici)

  1. epicist, writer of epics

Related termsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἐπικός (epikós).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

epicus (feminine epica, neuter epicum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. (poetry) epic

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative epicus epica epicum epicī epicae epica
Genitive epicī epicae epicī epicōrum epicārum epicōrum
Dative epicō epicō epicīs
Accusative epicum epicam epicum epicōs epicās epica
Ablative epicō epicā epicō epicīs
Vocative epice epica epicum epicī epicae epica

DescendantsEdit

  • French: épique

ReferencesEdit

  • epicus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • epicus in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • epicus in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden, Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co., 1894
    • epic poetry: carmen epicum
    • an epic, heroic poet: poeta epicus