Definition of hic jacet in English:

hic jacet

Line breaks: hic jacet
Pronunciation: /hɪk ˈdʒeɪsɛt
, ˈjakɛt


An epitaph.
More example sentences
  • The true story of his death cannot now be known, of course. But…it is hard not to read his hic jacet as one of history's shorter suicide notes.


Latin, 'here lies', the first two words of a Latin epitaph.

Definition of hic jacet in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rɪˈbʌf
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…