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1610s, epocha, "point marking the start of a new period in time" (such as the founding of Rome, the birth of Christ, the Hegira), from Medieval Latin epocha, from Greek epokhe "stoppage, fixed point of time," from epekhein "to pause, take up a position," from epi "on" (see epi-) + ekhein "to hold" (from PIE root *segh- "to hold"). Transferred sense of "a period of time" is 1620s; geological usage (not a precise measurement) is from 1802.
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Harper, D. (n.d.). Etymology of epochal. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved $(datetime), from https://www.etymonline.com/word/epochal
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Harper, Douglas. “Etymology of epochal.” Online Etymology Dictionary, https://www.etymonline.com/word/epochal. Accessed $(datetimeMla).
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updated on September 20, 2012
Definitions of epochal from WordNet
highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era;
epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill
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