Definition of exequy in English:

Share this entry

exequy

Pronunciation: /ˈɛksɪkwi/

noun

(exequies)
1 formal Funeral rites: he attended the exequies for the Pope
More example sentences
  • Victoria's last publication was the Officium defunctorum, written, he states, for the exequies of the dowager empress in 1603, and including his famous six-voice music for the Requiem Mass.
1.1 (exequy) literary A funeral ode.

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin exsequias, accusative of exsequiae 'funeral ceremonies', from exsequi 'follow after'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: exe¦quy

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.