from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A second-rate imitator or follower, especially of an artist or a philosopher.
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- n. A follower or disciple.
- n. An undistinguished or inferior imitator of a well known artist or their style.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One born after; a successor or heir.
- n. Same as epigonium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inferior imitator of some distinguished writer or artist of musician
French épigone, sing. of épigones, from Greek Epigonoi, sons of the seven heroes against Thebes, from pl. of epigonos, born after : epi-, epi- + gonos, child, seed; see genə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French épigones, from Latin epigonī, from Ancient Greek ἐπίγονοι (epigonoi), plural form of ἐπίγονος (epigonos, "born after"), from ἐπιγίγνομαι (epigignomai, "I come after"), from ἐπί (epi, "upon"), from γίγνομαι (gignomai, "I become"). (Wiktionary)