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#118468 - 12/29/03 07:32 PM epes  
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Do we have any genealogy buffs among us? Something reminded me of "epes" which I think was used to designate an individual who had changed his name, in one occasion because he was angry with the family, and in another a man changed his name to please a wealthy relative. At least that is my fragmentary recollection.
I can't find it in any dictionary. I have looked at a dozen genealogy glossaries without finding it.
Anybody know what it means?


#118469 - 12/29/03 07:58 PM Re: epes  
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doesn't s(epe) into my memory at all.


#118470 - 12/29/03 11:55 PM Re: epes  
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Gurunet gave this; not much help, I'm afraid:
EPE stands for:
Electric Potential Energy
Electronic Processing Equipment
Elvis Presley Enterprises
Employment Placement Enterprise
Enhanced Performance Engine
Enhanced Privacy and Encryption
Estimated Position Error
Expanded Polyethylene
Experienced Programmer Education (IBM)
Extended Period of Eligibility
Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia



#118471 - 12/30/03 12:00 AM Re: epes  
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stumped my searches, too...



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#118472 - 12/30/03 02:47 AM Prediction  
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The next new catch-phrase will be: "Well, stump my searches".

#118473 - 12/30/03 05:07 AM Re: epes  
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This doesn't seem to have *any relation to what you are asking about wwh, but, I found this in *my searches. There is just such a word in Greek, and it means 'line'. I found it while searching, in a page on Greek meter, which by itself makes interesting reading. The meter pattern for a distich is called 'hemiepes'. Bingley, come in...
Am posting the link if you are interested; scroll down till you find a paragraph titled, 'elegy and the five of nothing pentameter'. It is described there.

http://www.aoidoi.org/articles/meter/intro.php.



#118474 - 12/30/03 04:14 PM Re: epes  
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This would be complicated by the fact that Epes is a surname, a given name, and a town in Alabama.


#118475 - 12/30/03 04:19 PM Re: chimp  
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maybe it's really supposed to be "apes". now we're talking genealogy...



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#118476 - 12/30/03 05:08 PM Re: chimp  
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Watch it, Dudes. Half my family comes from Alabama.


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#118477 - 12/30/03 09:09 PM Re: chimp  
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No kidding, AnnaS - a branch of my family settled in Alabama.
So Happy New Year cousin!


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