Origin of epigraph
Examples from the Web for epigraph
Richie Havens, 72 Who opened Woodstock, and thus became the epigraph to the ultimate document of the 1960s?
The author quotes Shelby Foote for the epigraph: “Southerners are very strange about that war.”
But the presidential narrator—and perhaps Giscard himself—reply in the epigraph: “Promise kept.”
So many characters are unfortunately wanting in this epigraph, that the inscription cannot be satisfactorily translated.Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon|Austen H. Layard
In the same chapel is shown an arm of Titus Livius, with this epigraph.The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)|John Evelyn
The verse you chose as an epigraph is altogether beneath criticism.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
That of the long poem afterwards called Anactoria has neither a title nor the Greek epigraph from Sappho.Aspects and Impressions|Edmund Gosse
Its coins represent Hercules contending with the lion, and bear the epigraph ΗΡΑ or ΗΡΑΚΛΗΙΩΝ.
Word Origin for epigraph
1620s, "inscription on a building, statue, etc.," from Greek epigraphe "an inscription," from epigraphein "to write on," from epi "on" (see epi-) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Sense of "motto; short, pithy sentence at the head of a book or chapter" first recorded in English 1844.