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post·hu·mous

 (pŏs′chə-məs)
adj.
1. Occurring or continuing after one's death: a posthumous award.
2. Published after the writer's death: a posthumous book.
3. Born after the death of the father: a posthumous child.

[Middle English posthumus, from Late Latin, alteration (perhaps influenced by Latin humus, earth or humāre, to bury) of postumus, superlative of posterus, coming after; see posterior.]

post′hu·mous·ly adv.
post′hu·mous·ness n.

posthumous

(ˈpɒstjʊməs)
adj
1. happening or continuing after one's death
2. (of a book, etc) published after the author's death
3. (of a child) born after the father's death
[C17: from Latin postumus the last, but modified as though from Latin post after + humus earth, that is, after the burial]
ˈposthumously adv

post•hu•mous

(ˈpɒs tʃə məs, -tʃʊ-)

adj.
1. arising, occurring, or continuing after one's death.
2. published after the death of the author.
3. born after the death of the father.
[1600–10; < Latin postumus last-born, born after the father's death (in form a superlative of posterus; see posterior); post-classical sp. with h by association with humus ground, earth, as if referring to burial]
post′hu•mous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.posthumous - occurring or coming into existence after a person's death; "a posthumous award"; "a posthumous book"; "a posthumous daughter"
late - being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time; "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast"

posthumous

adjective
Occurring or done after death:
Translations
حادِثٌ بَعدَ وفاة الشَّخْصمَولودٌ بَعد وفاةْ أبيه
posmrtnýpohrobek
posthum
kuolemanjälkeinenpostuumi
posztumuszutószülött
fæddur eftir dauîa föîurssem gerist eftir dauîa
gimęs po tėvo mirtiespo mirtiespomirtinis
dzimis pēc tēva nāvespēcnāves-
narodený po smrti otcaposmrtný
postum
babasının ölümünden sonra doğanölümünden sonra

posthumous

[ˈpɒstjʊməs] ADJpóstumo

posthumous

[ˈpɒstjʊməs] adjposthume

posthumous

adjpost(h)um; childnachgeboren

posthumous

[ˈpɒstjʊməs] adjpostumo/a

posthumous

(ˈpostjuməs) adjective
1. happening, coming etc to a person after his death. the posthumous publication of his book.
2. (of a child) born after its father has died.
ˈposthumously adverb

post·hu·mous

a. póstumo, que ocurre después de la muerte.
References in classic literature ?
As regarded Judge Pyncheon, it seemed probable, at first blush, that the mode of his final departure might give him a larger and longer posthumous vogue than ordinarily attends the memory of a distinguished man.
Keeping up the metaphor of the political guillotine, the whole may be considered as the POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF A DECAPITATED SURVEYOR: and the sketch which I am now bringing to a close, if too autobiographical for a modest person to publish in his lifetime, will readily be excused in a gentleman who writes from beyond the grave.
The author had revised this posthumous work of Mr Strutt.
Yes yes," said Caderousse; and his eyes glistened at the thought of this posthumous revenge.
Higginbotham cared about posthumous renown, his untimely ghost would have exulted in this tumult.
It is virtue gone to seed: it is a kind of posthumous honor.
Quaint enough, but certainly no instance of anybody's wit, is the account of how a French translation of a play of Vanbrugh--not architect of Blenheim only, but accomplished in many other ways--appeared at the Odeon, in 1862, with all fitting raptures, as a posthumous work of Voltaire recently discovered.
Jonson, the posthumous son of an impoverished gentleman-clergyman, was born in London in 1573.
There were no legacies, no annuities, none of the posthumous bustle with which some of the dead prolong their activities.
She had the ransacking of the wardrobes of the two defunct ladies, and cut and hacked their posthumous finery so as to suit her own tastes and figure.
Neither did the great fabulist lack posthumous honors; for a statue was erected to his memory at Athens, the work of Lysippus, one of the most famous of Greek sculptors.
I have recently written to the Gazette advocating a posthumous knighthood (for services to music) for former Beatle, the late John Lennon.