epopee

epopee

[ep-uh-pee, ep-uh-pee]
noun
1.
an epic.
2.
epic poetry.
Also, epopoeia [ep-uh-pee-uh] .


Origin:
1690–1700; < French épopée < Greek epopoiía, equivalent to épo(s) epos + poi(eîn) to make + -ia -ia

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epopee or epopoeia (ˈɛpəʊˌpiː, French epɔpe, ˌɛpəˈpiːə)
 
n
1.  an epic poem
2.  epic poetry in general
 
[C17: from French épopée, from Greek epopoiia, from epos + poiein to make]
 
epopoeia or epopoeia
 
n
 
[C17: from French épopée, from Greek epopoiia, from epos + poiein to make]

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