Epicedian Ep`i*ce"di*an, a. Epicedial. -- n. An epicede. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • epicedian — a. See epicedial …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • epicedian — ep·i·ce·di·an …   English syllables

  • epicedian — adjective see epicedial …   Useful english dictionary

  • epicedium — epicedial, epicedian, adj. /ep euh see dee euhm, si duy euhm/, n., pl. epicedia / see dee euh, si duy euh/. a funeral song; dirge. [1580 90; < NL < Gk epikédeion, n. use of neut. of epikédeios of a funeral, equiv. to epi EPI + kede (s. of kêdos… …   Universalium

  • epicedium — [ˌɛpɪ si:dɪəm] noun (plural epicedia dɪə) formal a funeral ode. Derivatives epicedian adjective Origin C16: from L., from Gk epikēdeion, neut. of epokēdeios of a funeral …   English new terms dictionary

  • epicedial — a.; (also epicedian) Elegiac, mournful, funereal …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tearful — adj 1. lachrymose, lachrymal, lachrymatory, teary, Inf. weepy; watery, dewy eyed, on the verge of or close to tears, ready to cry or burst into tears or break down; weeping, crying, wailing, sobbing, blubbering, sniveling, whimpering; dissolved… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • epicedium — /ɛpiˈsidiəm/ (say epee seedeeuhm), /ɛpə / (say epuh ) noun (plural epicedia /ɛpiˈsidiə/ (say epee seedeeuh), /ɛpə / (say epuh )) a funeral song. {Latin, from Greek epikēdeion (properly neuter adjective) of or for a funeral} –epicedial, epicedian …   Australian English dictionary

  • epicedium — n. (pl. epicedia) a funeral ode. Derivatives: epicedian adj. Etymology: L f. Gk epikedeion (as EPI , kedos care) …   Useful english dictionary

  • epecedean — obs. form of epicedian …   Useful english dictionary

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