epyllion

noun epyl·li·on \eˈpilēən, -ēˌän\

Definition of epyllion

plural

epyllia

\-ēə\ or

epyllions

  1. :  a relatively short narrative poem resembling an epic in theme, tone, or style Arnold's emulation of certain Homeric qualities in his epyllion Sohrab and Rustum

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Origin and Etymology of epyllion

Greek, diminutive of epos word, speech, epic poem — more at voice


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