elogy

noun el·o·gy \ˈelōjē, -ləjē\
variants: less commonly

elogium

\ə̇ˈlōj(ē)əm, ēˈ-, eˈ-\

Definition of elogy

plural

elogies

also

elogiums

  1. 1 obsolete :  an inscription especially on a tombstone

  2. 2 archaic :  a characterization or biographical sketch especially in praise

  3. 3 obsolete :  a funeral oration

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Origin and Etymology of elogy

in sense 1, from Latin elogium; in sense 2 & 3, from Medieval Latin elogium


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