epigraphic

epigraphic

[ep-i-graf-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to epigraphs or epigraphy.
2.
of the style characteristic of epigraphs.
Also, epigraphical.


Origin:
1855–60; epigraph + -ic

epigraphically, adverb
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epigraph (ˈɛpɪˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf)
 
n
1.  a quotation at the beginning of a book, chapter, etc, suggesting its theme
2.  an inscription on a monument or building
 
[C17: from Greek epigraphē; see epigram]
 
epigraphic
 
adj
 
epi'graphical
 
adj
 
epi'graphically
 
adv

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