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epitaph

inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument; words in praise of the deceased
Not to be confused with:
epithet – a word or phrase applied to a person to describe a quality; nickname; sobriquet; designation; a curse or insult
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ep·i·taph

 (ĕp′ĭ-tăf′)
n.
1. An inscription on a tombstone in memory of the one buried there.
2. A brief literary piece commemorating a deceased person.

[Middle English, from Old French epitaphe, from Latin epitaphium, from Greek epitaphion, from neuter of epitaphios, funerary : epi-, epi- + taphos, tomb.]

ep′i·taph′ic adj.
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epitaph

(ˈɛpɪˌtɑːf; -ˌtæf)
n
1. a commemorative inscription on a tombstone or monument
2. a speech or written passage composed in commemoration of a dead person
3. a final judgment on a person or thing
[C14: via Latin from Greek epitaphion, from epitaphios over a tomb, from epi- + taphos tomb]
epitaphic adj
ˈepiˌtaphist n
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ep•i•taph

(ˈɛp ɪˌtæf, -ˌtɑf)

n.
1. a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument about the person buried at that site.
2. a brief composition in commemoration or praise of a deceased person.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin epitaphium < Greek epitáphion, n. use of neuter of epitáphios over or at a tomb]
ep`i•taph′ic (-ˈtæf ɪk) adj.
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epitaph

- From Greek epi, "upon, over," and taphos, "tomb" or "funeral."
See also related terms for tomb.
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epitaph

1. an inscription on a monument, as on a gravestone.
2. a short piece of prose or verse written in honor of a dead person. — epitaphial, epitaphian, epitaphic, adj.
See also: Death
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epitaph

A eulogy commemorating the dead.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epitaph - an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried thereepitaph - an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
inscription, lettering - letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something
2.epitaph - a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person
memorial, remembrance, commemoration - a recognition of meritorious service
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epitaph

noun commemoration, inscription, elegy, engraving, obituary His words are carved as his epitaph on the headstone of his grave.
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Translations
كِتابَه على ضَريح
gravskrift
sírfelirat
epitaphio
grafskrift; eftirmæli
エピタフ
epitafija
epitāfija, kapa uzraksts
epitafium
epitaf

epitaph

[ˈepɪtɑːf] Nepitafio m
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epitaph

[ˈɛpɪtɑːf] népitaphe f
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epitaph

nEpitaph nt; (on grave also) → Grabinschrift f
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epitaph

[ˈɛpɪtɑːf] nepitaffio
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epitaph

(ˈepitaːf) noun
something written or said about a dead person, especially something written on a tombstone.
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