Origin of epos
1825–35; < Latin < Greek épos speech, tale, song; akin to Latin vōx voice, Sanskrit vácas word, hymn
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Examples from the Web for epos
Epos, p. 65, places the fragment in the Finn episode, between ll.Beowulf
The abduction of maidens and wives is more frequent in the Epos.
It is skill in arms and strength which gains their wives for the heroes of the Epos.
The Veda, the Epos, and all tradition was on the side of the Brahmans.
In other passages also the Epos speaks of widowed queens with all honour.
- a body of poetry in which the tradition of a people is conveyed, esp a group of poems concerned with a common epic theme
- another word for epic (def. 1)
C19: via Latin from Greek: speech, word, epic poem, song; related to Latin vōx voice
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