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Epithet

Definition

Adjective expressing quality or attribute. Homer frequently linked adjectives and nouns to create epithets e.g. 'swift-footed Achilles' or 'rosy-fingered dawn'.

[n] a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
[n] descriptive word or phrase

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Synonyms

name