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Etymology of the French word épigone

the French word épigone
derived from the Greek word epigonos, ἐπίγονος
derived from the Byzantine Greek word epi, ἐπί (upon; properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case); over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc.)
derived from the Greek word genos, γένος ('kin' (abstract or concrete, literal or figurative, individual or collective))
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *genə-
derived from the Greek word gignomai, γίγνομαι
derived from the Greek word gignesthai


The earliest known usage of épigone in French dates from the 18th century.

Derivations in French



Dutch epigoon, English epigon, German Epigone, Norwegian epigon, Swedish epigon

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