Definition of epicedium in English:

epicedium

Syllabification: ep·i·ce·di·um
Pronunciation: /ˌepiˈsēdēəm
 
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noun (plural epicedia /-dēə/)

formal
  • A funeral ode.
    More 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

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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