Definition of epicedium in English:

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epicedium

Pronunciation: /ˌepəˈsēdēəm/

noun (plural epicedia /-dēə/)

formal
A funeral ode.
Example sentences
  • Referring to several books written on this king of Urdu epicedium he said that still much remains to be done on his life and works.

Derivatives

epicedian

Pronunciation: /-dēən/
adjective

Origin

Mid 16th century (originally in the anglicized form epicede and the Greek form epicedeon): from Latin, from Greek epikēdeion, neuter of epokēdeios 'of a funeral' (based on kēdos 'care, grief').

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Syllabification: ep·i·ce·di·um

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