requiescat
noun Etymology: Latin, may he (or she) rest, from requiescere to rest, from re- + quiescere to be quiet, from quies Date: 1824 a prayer for the repose of a dead person

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  • requiescat — name of a prayer for the repose of the dead, 1824, from L. phrase requiescat in pace (often abbreviated R.I.P.), lit. may he begin to rest in peace, from inceptive of requies rest, repose (see REQUIEM (Cf. requiem)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • requiescat — /rek wee es kaht, kat/, n. a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead. [1815 25; < L: short for REQUIESCAT IN PACE] * * * …   Universalium

  • requiescat — [ˌrɛkwɪ ɛskat] noun a wish or prayer for the repose of a dead person. Origin L., from requiescat in pace (see RIP) …   English new terms dictionary

  • requiescat — re•qui•es•cat [[t]ˌrɛk wiˈɛs kɑt, kæt[/t]] n. a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead • Etymology: 1815 25; < L: short for requiescat in pace* …   From formal English to slang

  • requiescat — /rɛkwiˈɛskæt / (say rekwee eskat) noun a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead. {Latin requiescat (in pāce) may he or she rest (in peace) …   Australian English dictionary

  • requiescat —   n. may he (or she) rest ; n. prayer for dead.    ♦ requiescat in pace,, may he (or she) rest in peace (abbr. R.I.P.) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • requiescat — noun /ˌrɛkwiˈɛskæt/ A prayer for the peaceful repose of the soul of a dead person …   Wiktionary

  • requiescat — prayer for the dead Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • requiescat — re·qui·es·cat …   English syllables

  • requiescat — n. a wish or prayer for the repose of a dead person. Etymology: L, = may he or she rest (in peace) …   Useful english dictionary

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