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

Definition of hic jacet in English:

noun

literary
An epitaph.
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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with hic jacet

placet
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