Origin of epigram
Examples from the Web for epigram
In any case, the details of Christian eschatology must not engage us much in interpreting Goethe's epigram.The Epic|Lascelles Abercrombie
The epigram, therefore, is false; and if Rodogune did not go away, this bad epigram could not be retained.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Poliziano, it may be remarked, thought it worth while to flatter Guidobaldo in a Greek epigram.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
Alliteration is, however, more readily allowed in epigram and antithesis than in plain, straightforward passages.Talks on Writing English|Arlo Bates
Fisher Ames compressed in an epigram the evil and good of republican institutions.Nineteenth Century Questions|James Freeman Clarke
British Dictionary definitions for epigram
Word Origin for epigram
Word Origin and History for epigram
mid-15c., from Middle French épigramme, from Latin epigramma "an inscription," from Greek epigramma "an inscription, epitaph, epigram," from epigraphein "to write on, inscribe" (see epigraph). Related: Epigrammatist.
Culture definitions for epigram
Any pithy, witty saying or short poem. An aphorism can serve as an epigram, if it is brief.