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cen·o·taph

 (sĕn′ə-tăf′)
n.
A monument erected in honor of a dead person whose remains lie elsewhere.

[French cénotaphe, from Old French, from Latin cenotaphium, from Greek kenotaphion : kenos, empty + taphos, tomb.]

cen′o·taph′ic adj.

cenotaph

(ˈsɛnəˌtɑːf)
n
(Architecture) a monument honouring a dead person or persons buried elsewhere
[C17: from Latin cenotaphium, from Greek kenotaphion, from kenos empty + taphos tomb]
ˌcenoˈtaphic adj

Cenotaph

(ˈsɛnəˌtɑːf)
n
(Named Buildings) the Cenotaph the monument in Whitehall, London, honouring the dead of both World Wars: designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens: erected in 1920

cen•o•taph

(ˈsɛn əˌtæf, -ˌtɑf)

n.
a sepulchral monument erected in memory of a deceased person whose body is buried elsewhere.
[1595–1605; < Latin cenotaphium < Greek kenotáphion=kenó(s) empty + -taphion, derivative of táphos tomb]
cen`o•taph′ic (-ˈtæf ɪk) adj.

cenotaph


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A monument to those buried elsewhere.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cenotaph - a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered
monument, memorial - a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
Translations
نُصُب تِذْكاري
kenotafpomník
gravmælekenotafmindesmærke
kenotafimuistohauta
díszsíremlék
minnismerki
kenotafassimbolinis antkapinis paminklas
piemineklis
kenotaf
kenotaf
abideanıt mezar

cenotaph

[ˈsenətɑːf] Ncenotafio m

cenotaph

[ˈsɛnətɑːf] ncénotaphe m

cenotaph

nMahnmal nt, → Ehrenmal nt, → Kenotaph m

cenotaph

[ˈsɛnəˌtɑːf] ncenotafio

cenotaph

(ˈsenətaːf) noun
a monument to a person or people buried elsewhere, especially a monument built in memory of soldiers etc killed in war.
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Among contemporary artists whose work in other ways forestalls the act of reading, none is more prominent, or certainly more monumental, than Rachel Whiteread, renowned sculptor of negative space, whose voided bookworks reach their epitome in the commissioned Holocaust memorial in Vienna for "the people of the book," a foursquare library turned inside out to cenotaphic illegibility in the form of unappeasable absence itself.