hic jacet

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noun hic ja·cet \ˈhik-ˈjā-sət, ˈhēk-ˈyä-kət\

Definition of hic jacet

  1. :  epitaph

Origin and Etymology of hic jacet

Latin, literally, here lies


First Known Use: 1654


hic jacet

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Latin phrase hic ja·cet \hik-ˈjā-sət, hēk-ˈyä-ket\

Definition of hic jacet

  1. :  here lies —used especially preceding a name on a tombstone


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