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epopee

[ep-uh-pee, ep-uh-pee]
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noun
  1. an epic.
  2. epic poetry.
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Also ep·o·poe·ia [ep-uh-pee-uh] /ˌɛp əˈpi ə/.

Origin of epopee

1690–1700; < French épopée < Greek epopoiía, equivalent to épo(s) epos + poi(eîn) to make + -ia -ia
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  • Then, in the following year, Orlando plunged into epopoeia once more.

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British Dictionary definitions for epopoeia

epopee

epopoeia (ˌɛpəˈpiːə)

noun
  1. an epic poem
  2. epic poetry in general
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Word Origin

C17: from French épopée, from Greek epopoiia, from epos + poiein to make
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