Translation of epithet in Spanish:


epíteto, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɛpəˌθɛt//ˈɛpɪθɛt/


  • 1

    (descriptive word, phrase)
    epíteto masculine
    • The normal way round is the creation of an identifying tag, normally by a pertinent epithet or nickname - hence I would become Fat James, or Green James, or Elf.
    • Among them was Bill Shankly accompanied, even here, by what have become his defining epithets: ‘the legend, the genius, the man‘.
    • Possibly, we tend to confine moral epithets to those amiable or unamiable qualities which require more cultivation to become habitual, or depend to a greater extent upon the presence or absence of self-discipline.
    • Judging by the epithet you've awarded him, I take it you weren't unduly impressed.
    • In Sanskrit, the Moon has many names and epithets.
    • Looking up at the city's facades and trying to describe each of them with just one epithet was like constantly checking with my brain's in-built thesaurus for the synonyms of ‘ugly’.
    • This is not a personal name but an epithet of those who have achieved enlightenment, the goal of the Buddhist religious life.
    • Forms of address, epithets, and pronoun references that signal service and status, then clashes of rank, also get interwoven.
    • In Ancient Greek poetry, poets used epithets to make names fit the metrical patterns they composed within.
    • Everything was done to make us throw away sobriety of thought and calmness of judgment and to inflate all expressions with sensational epithets and turgid phrases.
    • There is no epithet deficit when it comes to describing today's crisis of business leadership: greedy, unethical, and myopic appear regularly on the adjectival hot list.
    • I learnt that because of your game, you had picked up several endearing epithets.
    • Family names are arranged alphabetically beneath the divisions, and within each family the generic names and epithets are also alphabetized.
  • 2

    (descriptive title)
    apelativo masculine
    sobrenombre masculine