Epitaphial
Epitaphial Ep`i*taph"i*al, Epitaphian Ep`i*taph"i*an, a. Relating to, or of the nature of, an epitaph. [1913 Webster]

The noble Pericles in his epitaphian speech. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Epitaphial Latin verses are not to be taken too literally. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]


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  • epitaphial — adjective see epitaph …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • epitaphial — ep·i·taph·i·al …   English syllables

  • epitaphial — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epitaphian — Epitaphial Ep i*taph i*al, Epitaphian Ep i*taph i*an, a. Relating to, or of the nature of, an epitaph. [1913 Webster] The noble Pericles in his epitaphian speech. Milton. [1913 Webster] Epitaphial Latin verses are not to be taken too literally.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epitaph — noun Etymology: Middle English epitaphe, from Anglo French & Medieval Latin; Anglo French, from Medieval Latin epitaphium, from Latin, funeral oration, from Greek epitaphion, from epi + taphos tomb, funeral Date: 14th century 1. an inscription on …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • epitaph — [ep′ə taf΄, ep′ətäf΄] n. [ME & OFr epitaphe < L epitaphium, eulogy < Gr epitaphion < epi, upon, at + taphos, tomb < thaptein, to bury] 1. an inscription on a tomb or gravestone in memory of the person buried there 2. a short… …   English World dictionary

  • epitaphic — adjective see epitaphial * * * epitaphˈian or epitaphˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑epitaph …   Useful english dictionary

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