Definition of hic jacet in English:

hic jacet

Syllabification: hic ja·cet
Pronunciation: /ˌhik ˈjāsət


An epitaph.
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  • 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.


early 17th century: Latin, 'here lies', the first two words of a Latin epitaph.

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