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epigram

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] epigramma < Ancient Greek (epigramma) "inscription".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
epigram

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) An inscription in stone.
  2. A brief but witty saying.
  3. A short, witty or pithy poem.
    When an epigram one's composin',
    brevity is key,
    of stanzas: one should be chosen,
    and of lines: one more than three.

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Czech

Noun

epigram m.

  1. epigram

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