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Epicuʹros. (Latin form, Epicurus.)

The Greek philosopher who founded the Epicureʹan school. His axiom was that “happiness or enjoyment is the summum bonum of life.” His disciples corrupted his doctrine into “Good living is the object we should all seek,” or, according to the drinking song, “Who leads a good life is sure to live well.”

Blest be the day I ‘scaped the wrangling crew,

From Pyrrho’s [q.v.] maze and Epicurusʹ sty.”


Beattie: Minstrel.

The Epicurus of China. Tao-tse, who commenced the search for the “elixir of life.” Several of the Chinese emperors lost their lives by drinking his “potion of immortality” (B.C. 540).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Ephesian
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Ephori or Ephors
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Epicure
Epicurean
Epicuros. (Latin form, Epicurus.)
Epi-demic
Epigram
Epilepsy
Epimenides
Epiphany
Episemon
Episode
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Epi-zootic
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