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epigraph

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noun ep·i·graph \ˈe-pə-ˌgraf\

Definition of epigraph

  1. 1 :  an engraved inscription

  2. 2 :  a quotation set at the beginning of a literary work or one of its divisions to suggest its theme



Origin of epigraph

Greek epigraphē, from epigraphein


First Known Use: 1624

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