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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: cénotaphe, from Latin, from Greek kenotaphion, from kenos 'empty' + taphos 'tomb'

cenotaph

noun
     
Related topics: Death, Military
cen‧o‧taph [countable]
PMMX a monument built to remind people of soldiers, sailors etc who were killed in a war and are buried somewhere else

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