Epitome Definition

ĭ-pĭtə-mē
noun
A representative or perfect example of a class or type.
American Heritage
A short statement of the main points of a book, report, incident, etc.; abstract; summary.
Webster's New World
A person or thing that shows all the typical qualities of something.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Epitome

Noun

Singular:
epitome
Plural:
epitomai, epitomes

Origin of Epitome

  • From Middle French, from Latin epitome, epitoma, from Ancient Greek ἐπιτομή (epitomē, “an abridgment, also a surface-incision”), from ἐπιτέμνω (epitemnō, “I cut upon the surface, cut short, abridge”), from ἐπί (epi-) + τέμνω (temnō, “to cut”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin epitomē a summary from Greek an abridgment from epitemnein to cut short epi- epi- temnein to cut tem- in Indo-European roots

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

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