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  The UVic Writer's Guide: Epithet
An epithet is an adjective or adjectival phrase describing a characteristic quality of a person or thing.
For instance, in Homer's Odyssey (eighth century B.C.) the hero is typically referred to by the epithets "enduring," "resourceful," or "sacker of cities"; and the sea is always "wine-dark."
An epithet is also an identifying phrase which substitutes for a noun, such as Pope's reference to scissors as "the fatal engine" in his mock-epic "The Rape of the Lock" (1714).
web.uvic.ca /wguide/Pages/LTEpithet.html   (86 words)

  The Book of THoTH (Leaves of Wisdom) - Epithet
In linguistics an epithet is often metaphoric, essentially a reduced or condensed appositive.
Epithets are characteristic of the style of ancient epic poetry, most notably that of Homer.
Some epithets were applied to several deities of a same pantheon, rather accidentally if they had a common characteristic, or deliberately emphasizing their blood- or other ties; thus in pagan Rome, several divinities (including demi-gods, heroes) were given the epitheton Comes as companion of another (usually major) divinity.
book-of-thoth.com /thebook/index.php?title=Epithet   (844 words)

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