elogy

noun

el·​o·​gy
ˈelōjē,
-ləjē
variants or less commonly elogium
ə̇ˈlōj(ē)əm,
ēˈ-,
eˈ-
plural elogies also elogiums
1
obsolete : an inscription especially on a tombstone
2
archaic : a characterization or biographical sketch especially in praise
3
obsolete : a funeral oration

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Elogy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elogy. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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