re·​qui·​es·​cat | \ ˌre-kwē-ˈe-ˌskät How to pronounce requiescat (audio) , -ˌkat; ˌrā-kwē-ˈe-ˌskät \

Definition of requiescat

: a prayer for the repose of a dead person

Examples of requiescat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shivaree, chthonian, erumpent, tintinnabulation, exonumia, requiescat, deipnosophist, omphaloskepsis, horripilation, deliquesce, apopemptic. Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of requiescat

1772, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for requiescat

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

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“Requiescat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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