AskDefine | Define epigraph

Dictionary Definition



1 a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
2 an engraved inscription

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. an inscription, especially one on a building etc
  2. a literary quotation placed at the beginning of a book etc
  3. (of a function) the set of all points lying on or above its graph

Extensive Definition

An epigraph is any one of the following:
epigraph in German: Epigraph
epigraph in French: Épigraphe
epigraph in Italian: Epigrafe (disambigua)
epigraph in Portuguese: Epígrafo

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