Other Word Forms of Epithet
Origin of Epithet
From Middle French épithète, from Latin, from Ancient Greek ἐπίθετον (epitheton, “adjective”), the neuter of ἐπίθετος (epithetos, “attributed, added”), from ἐπιτιθέναι (epitithenai, “to add on”), from ἐπι- (epi-) + τιθέναι (tithenai, “to put”) (from Proto-Indo-European *dhe- (“to put, to do”)).
Latin epitheton from Greek neuter of epithetos added, attributed from epitithenai epithe- to add to epi- epi- tithenai to place dhē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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