Epithet is defined as a term used to give a characteristic to whatever or whomever is being described.(noun)
An example of epithet is to say women are weak.
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Origin: L epitheton < Gr, lit., that which is added < epitithenai, to put on, add < epi-, on + tithenai, to put, do
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Origin: Latin epitheton
Origin: , from Greek
Origin: , neuter of epithetos, added, attributed
Origin: , from epitithenai, epithe-, to add to
Origin: : epi-, epi-
Origin: + tithenai, to place; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
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