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  1. an epic.
  2. epic poetry.
  3. a group of poems, transmitted orally, concerned with parts of a common epic theme.
  4. a series of events suitable for treatment in epic poetry.
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Origin of epos

1825–35; < Latin < Greek épos speech, tale, song; akin to Latin vōx voice, Sanskrit vácas word, hymn
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Historical Examples of epos

  • Epos, p. 65, places the fragment in the Finn episode, between ll.



  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for epos


  1. a body of poetry in which the tradition of a people is conveyed, esp a group of poems concerned with a common epic theme
  2. another word for epic (def. 1)
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Word Origin for epos

C19: via Latin from Greek: speech, word, epic poem, song; related to Latin vōx voice


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