[ひぶん, hibun] (n,adj-no) inscription; epitaph; epigraph; (P) [Add to Longdo]
Result from Foreign Dictionaries (2 entries found)
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Epigraph \Ep"i*graph\, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. ['e]pigraphe.
1. Any inscription set upon a building; especially, one which
has to do with the building itself, its founding or
2. (Literature) A citation from some author, or a sentence
framed for the purpose, placed at the beginning of a work
or of its separate divisions; a motto. Epigraphic
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
2: an engraved inscription
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