epic NOUN 1) a long poem describing the deeds of heroic or legendary figures or the past history of a nation. 2) a long film, book, etc. portraying heroic deeds or covering an extended period of time.
ADJECTIVE 1) relating to or characteristic of an epic. 2) heroic or grand in scale or character.
DERIVATIVES epical adjective epically adverb.
ORIGIN from Greek epikos, from epos 'word, song' .

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