• WordNet 3.6
    • n epos a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
    • n epos a body of poetry that conveys the traditions of a society by treating some epic theme
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Epos An epic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n epos An epic poem, or its subject; an epopee; epic poetry.
    • n epos In ancient prosody, a dactylic hexameter.
    • n epos In paleography, a series of words or letters, approximately of the length of a dactylic hexameter, anciently used as a line of normal size in writing manuscripts or estimating their length. It seems to have averaged from 34 to 38 letters. See colon, n., 3, and stichometry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Epos ep′os the elementary stage of epic poetry: an epic poem: a series of events such as are treated in epic poetry.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. epos, a word.


In literature:

To create Preternatural Suspicion, this was his function in the Revolutionary Epos.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
The battle itself I have described from the Epos of Pentaur, the national epic of Egypt.
"Uarda, Complete A Romance Of Ancient Egypt" by Georg Ebers
Etanga-teda Epo-di, a subordinate chief or gentleman.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 1" by David Collins
It took on all the compass, amplitude, and expansiveness of the Homeric Epos.
"Shakespeare: His Life, Art, And Characters, Volume I." by H. N. Hudson
Their doings, like those of the heroes of saga and epos everywhere, are mainly hunting, fighting, and love-making.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
Thus is finished this Epos, or, as Clemens Alexandrinus calls it, the "mystical drama" of the Eleusinia.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859" by Various
Indeed the epos develops into tragedy with the full mythical unfolding of this story.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Gros was the parent of the grand battle-pictures of the future; the painter of the Napoleonic epos.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
A descent to the shades is not wanting in our Epos.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
In the Epos, the poet in person is the relater.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various

In news:

Each new test — for erythropoietin (commonly known as EPO) in 2000, for human growth hormone in 2004, and CERA in 2008 — causes the dopers to change tactics in what has become the cat and mouse game of the Games.
EPO excursion will hit European music capitals like Budapest, Prague and Vienna.
An EPO Filmproduktion presentation in association with ORF Film/Television-Agreement.
Armstrong Calls EPO Report ' Hatchet Job '.
Italian race walker Alex Schwazer says he obtained the performance-enhancing drug EPO on his own and used it because he felt pressure to win a second straight 50- kilometer walk gold medal at the Olympics.
Was it arrogance, fear of failure or an ingrained culture that resulted in Liquigas team member Manuel Beltran's arrest and expulsion from the Tour de France after he tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug EPO.
Scientists say EPO may help people find motivation to exercise and push themselves harder.
Vrijman to investigate if 7-time Tour champion used EPO in 1999.
Lance Armstrong's former US Postal Service teammate David George admits using EPO after test.
EPO Blood Doping Useless for Elite Athletes.
Unlike the drugs found to infringe Amgen's patent, Omontys is not a version of the Epo protein made in living cells.
Elite athletes already have a such a high VO2max (maximal oxygen uptake) that a small change in oxygen transport and use caused by EPO will have little effect on performance.
Frenchman Steve Houanard has failed a dope test for the banned blood booster erythropoietin (EPO) and has been provisionally suspended by the International Cycling Union (UCI), the UCI said on Tuesday.
In contrast, many citations in patents from, say, the European Patent Office are to patents from specific national systems rather than to other EPO patents .
He and Armstrong soon became roommates and confidants who would discuss using the blood-booster EPO and other PEDs .

In science:

With L = bL = δ bL = δ(I − A), the right hand side of (23) is EµPo [ bXδt = o], the expected return probability of the RRW on Co , where δ = 2d.
An interlacing technique for spectra of random walks and its application to finite percolation clusters
For the gluing of the fibers to the steel-block, the epoxy EPO-TEK 301-2 was used again.
Prototype development of the Integral-Field unit for VIRUS
Then y is a geodesic if and only if ePos(y ) + eNeg(y ) ≤ 2.
Busemann points of Artin groups of dihedral type
It shows that the APEX’ 123 sharp pairs among its 40.8K background pairs of EPOS’ RL(1,1) type is roughly commensurate with the EPOS’ count of ∼100 sharp pairs among a total of 50K background pairs: Thus, APEX’ ∼100 sharp pair count is roughly what they should have expected from the EPOS experiment.
The APEX/EPOS Quandary: the Way Out via Low Energy Studies
Actually, the EPOS/I paper presented definite if incomplete, evidence for an energy dependent sharp pair production process, and offered the 5.0µb/sr value only as an order of magnitude for an unspecified “maximal” cross section.
The APEX/EPOS Quandary: the Way Out via Low Energy Studies