epi-, ep-

(Greek: above, over, on, upon; besides; in addition to; toward; among)

1. Suturing the labia majora to preserve chastity.
2. Suturing the perineum to repair childbirth lacerations.
episode (s) (noun), episodes (pl)
1. An incident or event that is part of a progression or a larger sequence
2. One of a series of related events in the course of a continuous account.
3. A portion of a narrative that relates an event or a series of connected events and forms a coherent story in itself; an incident; such as, an episode in a autobiography.
4. A separate part of a serialized work; such as, a novel or play.
5. A separate program that is part of a television or radio series.
6. A section of a classic Greek tragedy that occurs between two choric songs.
7. In music, a passage between statements of a main subject or theme, as in a rondo or fugue.
episodic (adjective), more episodic, most episodic
1. Relating to or resembling an episode.
2. Divided into or composed of closely connected but independent sections.
3. Sporadic or happening at irregular intervals: "She kept having episodic pain in her lower back."
4. Of a limited duration: "There were episodic wind squalls during the storm."
epistaxiophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
The dread of a nosebleed: Ever since Sandy was a toddler and noticed red liquid coming out from one of her nostrils, she was abnormally worried and concerned about dying and, as a consequence, suffered from epistaxiophobia.

Symptoms of having this problem, or seeing someone with it, may result in a lowering of blood pressure, a reduction of one's breathing rate, and a feeling of weakness or even a fainting spell.

Bleeding from the nose.
epistemic (adjective), more epistemic, most epistemic
1. Relating to, or involving knowledge: Mark was not watching TV tonight because he had to focus on epistemic learning for his final exams at the university tomorrow.

A reference to acquiring more epistemic data about whatever someone is striving to know about.

2. Etymology: fom Greek episteme, "knowledge"; from apistasthai, "to know"; literally, "to stand over"; from histasthai, "to stand".
epistemolater (s) (noun), epistemolaters (pl)
Someone who worships intellectual cognitions as the ultimate objectives in life.
epistemolatry (s) (noun), epistemolatries (pl)
A great reverence or worship for intellectual accomplishments: There are some people whose epistemolatry involves achievements in learning proficiencies as the ultimate achievements that anyone can acquire.

epistemology (s) (noun), epistemologies (pl)
A branch of philosophy that investigates the nature of knowledge, its presuppositions and, in particular, its foundations, scope, and its extent and validity.

Epistemology is the determination of what distinguishes justified beliefs from mere opinions.

epistemonic (adjective), more epistemonic, most epistemonic
A reference to being capable of acquiring wisdom and being intellectual: Manfred's friend was considered to be the most epistemonic computer programmer in the electronics organization.
epistemophilia (s) (noun), epistemophilias (pl)
A love for or an excessive fondness for knowledge and understanding: Nadine grew up in a family who were epistemophilias as they strived to learn more about how to improve the lives of the thousands of refugees who were fleeing for their lives into other countries.
epistle (s) (noun), epistles (pl)
1. When capitalized, one of the letters adopted as books of the New Testament in the Bible.
2. A composition in the form of a written letter.
3. Etymology: from Middle English, "letter"; from Anglo-French, from Latin epistula, epistola. "letter"; from Greek epistol?, "message, letter"; from epistellein, "to send to"; from epi-, "on, upon, above" + stellein "to send".

Related "above, over, beyond the normal, excessive" word units: hyper-; super-, supra-, sur; ultra-, ult-.