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Epigraph vs. Epitaph

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  • Epigraph (noun)

    An inscription, especially on a building.

  • Epigraph (noun)

    A literary quotation placed at the beginning of a book or other text.

  • Epigraph (noun)

    The set of all points lying on or above the function's graph.

  • Epigraph (verb)

    To provide (a literary work) with an epigraph.

  • Epitaph (noun)

    An inscription on a gravestone in memory of the deceased.

  • Epitaph (noun)

    A poem or other short text written in memory of a deceased person.

  • Epitaph (verb)

    To write or speak after the manner of an epitaph.

  • Epitaph (verb)

    To commemorate by an epitaph.

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  • Epigraph (noun)

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

  • Epigraph (noun)

    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.

  • Epitaph (noun)

    An inscription on, or at, a tomb, or a grave, in memory or commendation of the one buried there; a sepulchral inscription.

  • Epitaph (noun)

    A brief writing formed as if to be inscribed on a monument, as that concerning Alexander: "Sufficit huic tumulus, cui non sufficeret orbis."

  • Epitaph

    To commemorate by an epitaph.

  • Epitaph (verb)

    To write or speak after the manner of an epitaph.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Epigraph (noun)

    a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing

  • Epigraph (noun)

    an engraved inscription

  • Epitaph (noun)

    an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there

  • Epitaph (noun)

    a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person

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