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n 1: a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; “sticks and stones
may break my bones but names can never hurt me” [syn: name]
2: descriptive word or phrase
English → English (gcide)
Epithet \Ep"i*thet\, n. [L. epitheton, Gr. ?, fr. ? added, fr. ?
to add; 'epi` upon, to + ? to put, place: cf. F.
['e]pith[`e]te. See Do.]
1. An adjective expressing some quality, attribute, or
relation, that is properly or specially appropriate to a
person or thing; as, a just man; a verdant lawn.
A prince [Henry III.] to whom the epithet
“worthless” seems best applicable. --Hallam.
2. Term; expression; phrase. “Stuffed with epithets of
Syn: Epithet, Title.
Usage: The name epithet was formerly extended to nouns which
give a title or describe character (as the “epithet
of liar”), but is now confined wholly to adjectives.
Some rhetoricians, as Whately, restrict it still
further, considering the term epithet as belonging
only to a limited class of adjectives, viz., those
which add nothing to the sense of their noun, but
simply hold forth some quality necessarily implied
therein; as, the bright sun, the lofty heavens, etc.
But this restriction does not prevail in general
literature. Epithet is sometimes confounded with
application, which is always a noun or its equivalent.
Epithet \Ep"i*thet\, v. t.
To describe by an epithet. [R.]
Never was a town better epitheted. --Sir H.