Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: epicus, from Greek epikos, from epos 'word, speech, poem'


2 adjective
1AL an epic book, poem, or film tells a long story about brave actions and exciting events:
an epic tale of mutiny on the high seas
epic poetry
2 an epic event continues for a long time and involves brave or exciting actions:
his epic journey to South America
3 very large and impressive:
He had produced a meal of epic proportions.

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