英 [ɪ'pɪtəmɪ; e-]
1、epi- "into" + tom- "cut" + -e.
2、字面含义：cut into (pieces). => cut short. => abridge. => an abstract, brief statement of the chief points of some writing, person or thing that typifies something.
epi-, 在上，在中。-tome, 砍，切，词源同tome, anatomy. 即切下来作为典范的。
- epitome (n.)
- 1520s, "an abstract; brief statement of the chief points of some writing," from Middle French épitomé (16c.), from Latin epitome "an abridgment," from Greek epitome "an abridgment, a cutting on the surface; brief summary," from epitemnein "cut short, abridge," from epi "into" (see epi-) + temnein "to cut" (see tome). Sense of "person or thing that typifies something" is first recorded c. 1600. Related: Epitomical.
- 1. T-shirts, the epitome of American casualness, have moved upscale.
- 2. He is the epitome of a modern young man.
- 3. She's the epitome of kindness.
- 4. Man is the world's epitome.
- 5. He is the epitome of goodness.
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