hic jacet

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

Definition of hic jacet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

hic jacet

Latin phrase
hic ja·​cet | \ hik-ˈjā-sət How to pronounce hic jacet (audio) , 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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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 27 Sep. 2022.

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