epigram - Dictionary definition and meaning for word epigram
telegram-->simple note....epigram--->witty note
A PIG RAN...."be courageous..don run away like a pig" dats an epigram
What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Epic+gram(short)....hence epigram is a short witty poem, maxim.....
EPIC GRAM = an EPIC is something phenomenal, but a GRAM is a small unit of measure or a mode of communication such as a telegram made brief by the word GRAM. Thus we have a phenomenal statement of few words.
have u heard song 100 gram zinjdagi of movie guzarish,its like a poem which expresses the idea of life.
epigram = gram of a epic is always a short saying.