/ (ɪˈpɪɡəˌnaɪ) /
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pl n singular -onus (-ənəs)
Greek myth the descendants of the Seven against Thebes, who undertook a second expedition against the city and eventually captured and destroyed it
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Word Origin for Epigoni
C20: from Greek epigonoi those born after
Words nearby Epigoni
epigenous, epigeous, epiglottis, epignathous, epigone, Epigoni, epigonus, epigram, epigrammatic, epigrammatize, epigraph
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How to use Epigoni in a sentence
In early times the war of the Epigoni was a favourite subject of epic poetry.
Ten years later, to avenge their fathers, the Epigoni undertook a second expedition, which was completely successful.
We, perhaps, being epigoni ourselves, are more at home among our fellow-pygmies.The Victorian Age|William Ralph Inge
He was, moreover, said to have lived nine ages: till he was at last taken by the Epigoni, when he died.
The descendants (Epigoni) of the former Seven thus renewed the war against Thebes.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley