hic jacet


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hic jacet

(hɪk ˈjækɛt)
(on gravestones) here lies

hic ja•cet

(ˈhik ˈyɑ kɛt; Eng. ˈhɪk ˈdʒeɪ sɛt)
Latin.
here lies (often used to begin epitaphs on tombstones).

hic jacet

A Latin phrase meaning here lies, used on gravestones.
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Raleigh says in the last lines of his book, "Whom none could advise, thou hast persuaded, what none hath dared, thou hast done; and whom all the world hath flattered, thou only hast cast out of the world and despised; thou hast drawn together all the far stretching greatness, all the pride, cruelty, and ambition of man, and covered it all over with these two narrow words Hic Jacet.
Staff and students from Birmingham School of Acting (BSA), part of Birmingham City University, will perform their rendition of Hic Jacet or The Corpse in the Crescent tomorrow at 2pm.
Barberini's epitaph: Hic jacet pulvis, cinis et nihil.