hic jacet

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

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(Entry 1 of 2)

hic jacet

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

Definition of hic jacet (Entry 2 of 2)

: here lies used especially preceding a name on a tombstone

First Known Use of hic jacet

Noun

1654, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hic jacet

Noun

Latin, literally, here lies

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