epic
I. adjective Etymology: Latin epicus, from Greek epikos, from epos word, speech, poem — more at voice Date: 1589 1. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an epic <
an epic poem
>
2. a. extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope <
his genius was epicTimes Literary Supplement
>
b. heroicepical adjectiveepically adverb II. noun Date: 1706 1. a long narrative poem in elevated style recounting the deeds of a legendary or historical hero <
the Iliad and the Odyssey are epics
>
2. a work of art (as a novel or drama) that resembles or suggests an epic 3. a series of events or body of legend or tradition thought to form the proper subject of an epic <
the winning of the West was a great American epic
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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