epicede

noun
ep·i·cede | \ˈepəˌsēd\
variants: or epicedium \ˌ⸗⸗ˈsēdēəm \
plural epicedes\ˈ⸗⸗ˌsēdz \ or epicedia\ˌ⸗⸗ˈsēdēə \

Definition of epicede 

: a funeral song or ode : dirge, elegy Lycidas … formed a part of a collection of epicedes on Edward King— George Saintsbury

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History and Etymology for epicede

Latin epicedium, from Greek epikēdeion, from neuter of epikēdeios of a funeral, from epikēdeia funeral, from epi- + kēdeia funeral, mourning, from kēdos grief, trouble, sadness + -eia -y

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