Epigone definition

ĕpĭ-gōn
A second-rate imitator or follower, especially of an artist or a philosopher.
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An inferior descendant, follower, or imitator.
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An undistinguished or inferior imitator of a well known artist or their style.
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the Epigoni
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
epigone
Plural:
epigones

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Epigoni

Origin of epigone

  • 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 genə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French épigones, from Latin epigonī, from Ancient Greek ἐπίγονοι (epigonoi), plural form of ἐπίγονος (epigonos, “born after”), from ἐπιγίγνομαι (epigignomai, “I come after”), from ἐπί (epi, “upon”), from γίγνομαι (gignomai, “I become”).

    From Wiktionary