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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. The embodiment or encapsulation of a class of items.
  2. A representative example.
  3. The height; the best.
  4. A brief summary of a text.

(Can we add an example for this sense?)

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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.

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

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epitome

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of epitomar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of epitomar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of epitomar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of epitomar.