nounWord forms: plural ˈepiˌgones or eˈpigoˌni (ɛˈpɪgəˌnaɪ
; epigˈənīˌ; iˈpɪgəˌnaɪ
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Word origin of 'epigone'
Ger sing. of epigonen
< Gr (hoi
, lit., (the) Afterborn, epithet of the sons of the chiefs who fell in the first war
against Thebes, pl. of epigonos
, orig. adj., born after: see epi-