adj.流行傳染的 [Spreading rapidly and extensively by infection and affecting many individuals in an area or a population at the same time]
ex. an epidemic outbreak of influenza.
epi- == upon(在什麼之上), or among(在什麼之間),還有in addition
endemic adj.地方性的(疾病等) adj.某地特有種的
n.表皮 [The outer, protective, nonvascular layer of the skin of vertebrates, covering the dermis.]
n.警句,雋語 [a witty saying ]
ps. epigraph n.刻文,碑文
epigraph 與 epigram 字根的解釋都是一樣的"寫在上面的"
n.結語; 收場白 [a concluding part added to a literary work, as a novel.] [a speech, usually in verse, delivered by one of the actors after the conclusion of a play.]
n.(整個事情中的)一個事件、情節 [One of a series of related events in the course of a continuous account]
字源：" from epi- "in addition" + eisodos "a coming in, entrance" (from eis "into" + hodos "way").
Originally commentary between two choric songs in Gk. tragedy; extended by 1679 to "any incidental narrative or digression in a story, poem, etc." Sense of "outstanding incident, experience" first recorded in Eng. 1773.
adj.(戲劇、小說等)插曲多的;情節不連貫的 [ divided into separate or tenuously related parts or sections; loosely connected]
ex. an episodic novel.
n.墓誌銘,碑文 [An inscription on a tombstone in memory of the one buried there.]
epitome & epitomize
n.梗概;象徵 [A representative or perfect example of a class or type]
ex. XX is the epitome of this world.
ex.He is the epitome of diligence.
tome的字源：1519, from M.Fr. tome, from L. tomus "section of a book, tome," from Gk. tomos "volume, section of a book," originally "section, piece cut off," from temein "to cut," from PIE *tom-/*tem- "to cut" (cf. second element in L. aestimare "to value, appraise," O.C.S. tina "to cleave, split," M.Ir. tamnaim "I cut off," Welsh tam "morsel"). Originally "a single volume of a multi-volume work;" sense of "a large book" is attested from 1573.
epitome的字源：1529, "an abstract; brief statement of the chief points of some writing," from M.Fr., from L., from Gk. epitome "abridgment," from epitemnein "cut short, abridge," from epi- "into" + temnein "to cut." Sense of "person or thing that typifies something" is first recorded 1607.
v.象徵 [to contain or represent in small compass; serve as a typical example of; typify]
ex. behavior that epitomizes selfishness.
n. 稱號 [A term used as a descriptive substitute for the name or title of a person, such as The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln.]
Strictly speaking, an epithet need not be derogatory, but the term is commonly used as a simple synonym for term of abuse or slur, as in There is no place for racial epithets in a police officer's vocabulary.
n.新紀元 [A notable event that marks the beginning of such a period]
ex. The treaty ushered in an epoch of peace and good will.
n.重要時期 [A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy.]
ex. The birth of Christ was the beginning of a major epoch of world history.