nounpl. epigones or epigoni
an inferior descendant, follower, or imitator
Origin of epigoneGerman 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-
A second-rate imitator or follower, especially of an artist or a philosopher.
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 gen&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.