hic jacet

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hic jacet

(hɪk ˈjækɛt)
(on gravestones) here lies
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hic ja•cet

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

A Latin phrase meaning here lies, used on gravestones.
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"O eloquent, just and mighty death!" 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.