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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: épitaphe, from Greek epitaphion, from epi- ( EPICENTER) + taphos 'tomb, funeral'

epitaph

noun
     
Related topics: Literature, Death
ep‧i‧taph [countable]
ALMX a short piece of writing on the stone over someone's grave (=place in the ground where someone is buried)

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