Definition for EP'I-THET

EP'I-THET, n. [Gr. επιθητον, a name added, from επι, and τιθημι, to place.]

An adjective expressing some real quality of the thing to which it is applied, or an attributive expressing some quality ascribed to it; as, a verdant lawn; a brilliant appearance; a just man; an accurate description. It is sometimes used for title, name, phrase or expression; but improperly.

Return to page 78 of the letter “E”.