Epitaph

Definition of Epitaph

Ep´i`taph
n.1.An inscription on, or at, a tomb, or a grave, in memory or commendation of the one buried there; a sepulchral inscription.
Hang her an epitaph upon her tomb.
- Shak.
2.A brief writing formed as if to be inscribed on a monument, as that concerning Alexander: "Sufficit huic tumulus, cui non sufficeret orbis."
v. t.1.To commemorate by an epitaph.
Let me be epitaphed the inventor of English hexameters.
- G. Harvey.
v. i.1.To write or speak after the manner of an epitaph.
The common in their speeches epitaph upon him . . . "He lived as a wolf and died as a dog."
- Bp. Hall.

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commemoration, memorial, remembrance
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