2. Suitable to epigrams; belonging to epigrams; like an epigram; pointed; piquant; as, epigrammatic style, wit, or sallies of fancy.

(Ep`i*gram*mat"ic*al*ly), adv. In the way of epigram; in an epigrammatic style.

(Ep`i*gram"ma*tist) n. [L. epigrammatista: cf. F. épigrammatiste.] One who composes epigrams, or makes use of them.

The brisk epigrammatist showing off his own cleverness.

(Ep`i*gram"ma*tize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Epigrammatized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Epigrammatizing ] To represent by epigrams; to express by epigrams.

(Ep`i*gram"ma*ti`zer) n. One who writes in an affectedly pointed style.

Epigrammatizers of our English prose style.

(Ep"i*gram`mist) n. An epigrammatist. Jer. Taylor.

(Ep"i*graph) n. [Gr. fr. : cf. F. épigraphe. See Epigram.]

1. Any inscription set upon a building; especially, one which has to do with the building itself, its founding or dedication.

2. (Literature) A citation from some author, or a sentence framed for the purpose, placed at the beginning of a work or of its separate divisions; a motto.

(Ep`i*graph"ic Ep`i*graph"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to epigraphs or to epigraphy; as, an epigraphic style; epigraphical works or studies.

(Ep`i*graph"ics) n. The science or study of epigraphs.

(E*pig"ra*phist) n. A student of, or one versed in, epigraphy.

(E*pig"ra*phy) n. The science of inscriptions; the art of engraving inscriptions or of deciphering them.

(E*pig"y*nous) a. [Pref. epi- + Gr. woman, female: cf. F. épigyne.] (Bot.) Adnate to the surface of the ovary, so as to be apparently inserted upon the top of it; — said of stamens, petals, sepals, and also of the disk.

(Ep`i*hy"al) n. [Pref. epi- + the Greek letter .] (Anat.) A segment next above the ceratohyal in the hyoidean arch.

(Ep"i*lep`sy) n. [L. epilepsia, Gr. a seizure, the "falling sickness," fr. to take besides, seize, attack; 'epi` upon, besides + to take: cf. F. épilepsie. Cf. Catalepsy.] (Med.) The "falling sickness," so called because the patient falls suddenly to the ground; a disease characterized by paroxysms (or fits) occurring at interval and attended by sudden loss of consciousness, and convulsive motions of the muscles. Dunglison.

(Ep`i*lep"tic) a. [L. epilepticus, Gr. : cf. F. épileptique.] Pertaining to, affected with, or of the nature of, epilepsy.

(Ep`i*lep"tic), n.

1. One affected with epilepsy.

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