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 Epi-zoot’icEpode (2 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
means that which bounds in or holds in hand. The starting-point of a sequence of events harnessed together like a team of horses; also the whole period of time from one epoch to another. Our present epoch is the Birth of Christ; previous to this epoch it was the Creation of the World. In this latter sense the word is synonymous with era. (Greek, epi-ccho.)   1
        “The incarnation of Christ is the greatest moral epoch in the universe of God.”—Stevens: Parables Unfolded (“The Lost Sheep,” p. 104).

 Epi-zoot’icEpode (2 syl.). 


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