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 or at a tomb or a grave in memory of the one buried there 2. a brief statement commemorating or epitomizing a deceased person or something past • epitaphial adjectiveepitaphic adjective

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Synonyms:
(on a tomb or monument),


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