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epigone

play
noun ep·i·gone \ˈe-pə-ˌgōn\

Definition of epigone

  1. :  follower, disciple; also :  an inferior imitator

ep·i·gon·ic play \ˌe-pə-ˈgä-nik\ or epig·o·nous play \i-ˈpi-gə-nəs, e-\ adjective
epig·o·nism play \-ˈpi-gə-ˌni-zəm\ noun


Examples of epigone

  1. <few of director Alfred Hitchcock's many epigones possess much of the master's wit or style>



Origin of epigone

German, from Latin epigonus successor, from Greek epigonos, from epigignesthai to be born after, from epi- + gignesthai to be born — more at kin


First Known Use: 1865

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