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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.]


(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]


(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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