requiescat

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noun re·qui·es·cat \ˌre-kwē-ˈes-ˌkät, -ˌkat; ˌrā-kwē-ˈes-ˌkät\

Definition of requiescat

  1. :  a prayer for the repose of a dead person

Origin and Etymology of requiescat

Latin, may he (or she) rest, from requiescere to rest, from re- + quiescere to be quiet, from quies


First Known Use: 1772

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