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Δύο γὰρ, ἐπιστήμη τε καὶ δόξα, ὧν τὸ μὲν ἐπίστασθαι ποιέει, τὸ δὲ ἀγνοεῖν.

Wiktionary EN

  1. A term used to characterize a person or thing.
  2. A term used as a descriptive substitute for the name or title of a person.
  3. One of many formulaic words or phrases used in the Iliad and Odyssey to characterize a person, a group of people, or a thing.
  4. An abusive or contemptuous word or phrase.
  5. A word in the scientific name of a taxon following the name of the genus or species. This applies only to formal names of plants, fungi and bacteria. In formal names of animals the corresponding term is the specific name.


Armenian: մակդիր; Belarusian: эпі́тэт; Bulgarian: епитет; Catalan: epítet; Chinese Mandarin: 稱號, 称号, 綽號, 绰号, 修飾語, 修饰语; Czech: epiteton; Danish: epitet; Dutch: toenaam, epitheton; French: épithète; Georgian: ეპითეტი; German: Beiwort, Epitheton, Attribut, Beiname; Greek: επίθετο; Ancient Greek: ἐπίθετον; Hungarian: jelző, epitéta; Italian: epiteto; Japanese: 渾名, あだ名; Latvian: epitets; Norwegian Bokmål: epitet; Nynorsk: epitet; Persian: صفت‎, گواسه‎; Polish: epitet; Portuguese: epíteto; Romanian: epitet; Russian: эпи́тет; Spanish: epíteto; Swedish: epitet; Ukrainian: епі́тет