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1. Epic poetry, especially as a literary genre.
2. An epic poem.
[French épopée, from Greek epopoiiā : epos, song, word; see wekw- in Indo-European roots + poiein, to make; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]
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epopee(ˈɛpəʊˌpiː; French epɔpe) or
1. (Poetry) an epic poem
2. (Poetry) epic poetry in general
[C17: from French épopée, from Greek epopoiia, from epos + poiein to make]
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ep•o•pee(ˈɛp əˌpi, ˌɛp əˈpi)
1. an epic.
2. epic poetry.
[1690–1700; < French épopée < Greek epopoiía=épo(s) epos + poi(eîn) to make]
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