hic jacet

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noun

hic ja·​cet ˈhik-ˈjā-sət How to pronounce hic jacet (audio)
ˈhēk-ˈyä-kət

hic jacet

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Latin phrase

hic ja·​cet hik-ˈjā-sət How to pronounce hic jacet (audio)
hēk-ˈyä-ket
: here lies
used especially preceding a name on a tombstone

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Latin, literally, here lies

First Known Use

Noun

1654, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hic jacet was in 1654

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“Hic jacet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hic%20jacet. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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