nounpl. -·gones· or Gr. Myth.epig′o·ni·
Origin of epigoneGer, singular of epigonen from Classical Greek (hoi) Epigonoi, literally , (the) Afterborn, epithet of the sons of the seven chiefs who led the first war against Thebes: plural of epigonos, origin, originally adjective , born after: see epi- and gono-
Origin of epigoneFrench 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.