epitomical

epitome

[ih-pit-uh-mee]
noun
1.
a person or thing that is typical of or possesses to a high degree the features of a whole class: He is the epitome of goodness.
2.
a condensed account, especially of a literary work; abstract.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin epitomē abridgment < Greek epitomḗ abridgment, surface incision. See epi-, -tome

epitomical [ep-i-tom-i-kuhl] , epitomic, adjective


1. embodiment, exemplification, model, typification, quintessence.
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epitome (ɪˈpɪtəmɪ)
 
n
1.  a typical example of a characteristic or class; embodiment; personification: he is the epitome of sloth
2.  a summary of a written work; abstract
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek epitomē, from epitemnein to abridge, from epi- + temnein to cut]
 
epitomical
 
adj
 
epi'tomic
 
adj

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epitome
1520s, "an abstract; brief statement of the chief points of some writing," from M.Fr., from L., from Gk. epitome "abridgment," from epitemnein "cut short, abridge," from epi- "into" + temnein "to cut" (see tome). Sense of "person or thing that typifies something" is first recorded c.1600.
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