epicede

noun ep·i·cede \ˈepəˌsēd\
variants: or

epicedium

Definition of epicede

plural

epicedes

or

epicedia

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at hate


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