epigone definition by Webster's New World
Origin: German singular of epigonen ; from Classical Greek (hoi) Epigonoi, literally , (the) Afterborn, epithet of the sons of the chiefs who fell in the first war against Thebes, plural of epigonos, origin, originally adjective , born after: see epi- and amp; gono-
- epigonic adjective
epigone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French épigone, sing. of épigones, from Greek Epigonoi, sons of the seven heroes against Thebes, from pl. of epigonos, born after : epi-, epi- + gonos, child, seed; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
- epˌi·gonˈic adjective
- e·pigˈon·ism noun