epic


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Epic \Ep"ic\, a. [L. epicus, Gr. ?, from ? a word, speech, tale,
   song; akin to L. vox voice: cf. F. ['e]pique. See Voice.]
   Narrated in a grand style; pertaining to or designating a
   kind of narrative poem, usually called an heroic poem, in
   which real or fictitious events, usually the achievements of
   some hero, are narrated in an elevated style.
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         The epic poem treats of one great, complex action, in a
         grand style and with fullness of detail. --T. Arnold.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Epic \Ep"ic\, n.
   An epic or heroic poem. See Epic, a.
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